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Literacy and Life Skills for Māori Adults - Further Investigation: Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey

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This report, which complements Literacy and Life Skills for Maori Adults, investigates the extent to which the distribution of literacy among Maori adults is associated with a range of potential explanatory factors.

Author(s): Paul Satherley and Elliot Lawes, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: August 2009


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Appendix 2

This appendix sets out graphs similar to those of Literacy and Life Skills for Māori Adults that illustrate a range of single factor relationships between document literacy and age, gender, labour force status, educational participation, income and income source. Levels 3, 4 and 5 are grouped together to allow statistically robust estimates.


Figure 2.1: Document literacy by age for Māori adults, ALL

Figure 2.1: Document literacy by age for Māori adults, ALL

Māori adults aged 25-44 have on average higher document literacy skills than those either younger or older.


Figure 2.2: Document literacy by gender for Māori adults, ALL

Figure 2.2: Document literacy by gender for Māori adults, ALL  

On average, Māori women have slightly higher document literacy skills than Māori men.


Figure 2.3: Document literacy by labour force status for Māori adults, ALL

Figure 2.3: Document literacy by labour force status for Māori adults, ALL

On average, employed Māori adults have higher skills than those of other labour force statuses.


Figure 2.4: Document literacy by educational participation for Māori adults, ALL

Figure 2.4: Document literacy by educational participation for Māori adults, ALL  

The document literacy skills of Māori adults are very strongly associated with higher levels of educational participation.


Figure 2.5: Document literacy by income quintile for Māori adults, ALL

Figure 2.5: Document literacy by income quintile for Māori adults, ALL

Māori adults whose income is in the highest 20 percent of Māori incomes have substantially greater document literacy skills.


Figure 2.6: Document literacy by income source for Māori adults

Figure 2.6: Document literacy by income source for Māori adults  

Māori adults whose income is solely from wages or salaries – as opposed to benefits only or a mix of wages and benefits – have higher document literacy skills on average.


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