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Italian workers have low average levels of cognitive skills ...

Italien: „The OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) provides evidence that Italian workers have low average levels of cognitive skills and are less likely to use certain cognitive skills that are important drivers of workers’ and firms’ performance. These deficiencies are found even among university graduates.“

OECD (Hrsg.), „OECD Skills Strategy Diagnostic Report Italy 2017“ (2017), S. 19

 

Adult graduates in Italy have among the lowest average literacy and numeracy scores ...

Italien: „Adult graduates in Italy have among the lowest average literacy and numeracy scores compared with tertiary graduates in other countries (26th out of 29 OECD countries, in both dimensions).“

OECD (Hrsg.), „OECD Skills Strategy Diagnostic Report Italy 2017“ (2017), S. 26

 

Italian graduates have relatively low literacy and numeracy skills ...

„Italian graduates have relatively low literacy and numeracy skills as shown in the OECD Survey of Adult Skills. Only 12 % of Italian university graduates attain the highest levels of literacy proficiency (levels 4 or 5) as compared to 20 % of graduates across the 33 nations participating in the Survey.“

OECD (Hrsg.), „OECD Skills Strategy Diagnostic Report Italy 2017“ (2017), S. 76

 

Around 9 % of Italy’s tertiary graduates have very low levels of literacy proficiency ...

„Around 9 % of Italy’s tertiary graduates have very low levels of literacy proficiency (less than level 2), as compared to an average of 7 % for the 33 PIAAC countries.“

OECD (Hrsg.), „OECD Skills Strategy Diagnostic Report Italy 2017“ (2017), S. 76

 

Approximately 39 % of 25-65 year-olds in Italy have low levels of literacy and/or numeracy proficiency ...

Italien: „Approximately 39 % of 25-65 year-olds (13.1 million adults) in Italy have low levels of literacy and/or numeracy proficiency, a share larger than in all but two other OECD PIAAC countries.“

OECD (Hrsg.), „OECD Skills Strategy Diagnostic Report Italy 2017“ (2017), S. 94

 

Lower skills with a tertiary education ...

Schweden: „25 % of young adults with a tertiary education show lower skills than the 25 % best performing with only compulsory school degrees.“

Jon Kristian Pareliussen u. a., „Skills and Inclusive Growth in Sweden“ (2015), S. 11

 

Südkorea: The literacy proficiency of the top 25 % students with tertiary-type A education attainment is among the lowest in the OECD ...

Südkorea: „The literacy proficiency of the top 25 % students with tertiary-type A education attainment is among the lowest in the OECD.“

OECD (Hrsg.), „OECD Skills Strategy Diagnostic Report Korea 2015“ (2015), S. 49

 

The lowest literacy scores among tertiary-educated 25-34 year-olds ...

Italy, together with Spain and Ireland, had the lowest literacy scores among tertiary-educated 25-34 year-olds who participated in the OECD Survey of Adult Skills.“

OECD (Hrsg.), Education at a Glance. Country Note Italy (2015), S. 4

 

Adults (aged 16-65) in Austria score far above the EU average in the Survey of Adult Skills ...

„Adults (aged 16-65) in Austria score far above the EU average in the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) numeracy proficiency tests. The same holds true for young people (aged 16-24).“

EU-Kommission (Hrsg.), „Education and Training Monitor 2014 – Austria“ (2014), S. 5

 

Countries with greater social equality tend to have more numerate adult populations ...

„Countries with greater social equality tend to have more numerate adult populations. Austria, the Czech Republic, Flanders (Belgium), the Nordic countries and the Slovak Republic have relatively high mean numeracy scores and also have relatively modest income inequality.“

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dirk Van Damme, „How closely is the distribution of skills related to countries’ overall level of social inequality and economic prosperity?“ (2014), S. 4

 

Lesekompetenz Erwachsener ...

„Italy (250) and Spain (252), but also France (262), fall substantially short of the international performance and constitute the bottom of the international league tables.“

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ludger Wößmann, „The Economic Case for Education“ (2014), S. 23

 

In England and Northern Ireland, parents’ educational attainment has a stronger-than-average impact on adults’ proficiency ...

„The recent results of the OECD’s survey of adult skills show that in England and Northern Ireland, parents’ educational attainment has a stronger-than-average impact on adults’ proficiency in both literacy and numeracy.“

NIACE (Hrsg.), „Family Learning Works“ (2013), S. 5