Survey of Adult Skills publications summary

TitleAuthorCoverageStatus
Skills in New Zealand and around the world. MoE, MBIE How skills in of New Zealand adults compare to other countries and how they have changed over time. Published Jun-2016
Skills and Education MoE, MBIE Relationship between education and skills for New Zealand adults, how this relationship has changed over time and how it compares to other countries. Published Jun-2016
Skills at Work MoE, MBIE How skills, work-related learning and qualification mismatch varies across different industries and occupations. Published Jun-2016
Qualifications, field-of-study and skills mismatches and labour productivity [pp 150-155]
OECD Economic
Surveys: NZ
What is the level of mismatch? Is there a strong relationship between mismatch and labour productivity? Published Jun-2017
Youth skills MoE New Zealand youth compared to youth overseas. Factors that relate to higher youth skills. Changing youth skills over time. Published Jul-2017
Financial literacy activities MoE Participation in financial literacy activities at work and in everyday life and skill Published Aug-2017
Māori adults' literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills MoE Factors that relate to higher skills among Māori. Changing skill levels for Māori over time. Te reo and skill levels. Published  Apr-2018
Pacific adults' literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills MoE This report covers how the literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills (measured in English) of Pacific adults relate to their education and work. It also looks at how these skills compare to those of non-Pacific people and how they have changed over time. Published Oct-2018
PIAAC measures of qualification, field of study and skill mismatch MoE This technical note looks at the three measures of mismatch in the Survey of Adult Skills: qualification level, field of study and skills. It provides general comment on the strengths and weaknesses of each measure and how robust they are for policy purposes. Published Dec-2018
Regional profiles MoE This visual tool shows regional distributions of literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills. The tool also includes information on related variables, namely: qualification levels, use of ICT at work and having English as a first language. Published Dec-2018
Updated   Nov-2019        
What can the Survey of Adult Skills tell us about how skills and education relate to social well-being? MoE This paper presents some key results on how skills relate to health, social participation and social trust. People with higher skills and higher education have higher levels of self-reported health, volunteer more often, trust others more, and feel they have more political voice. Published Dec-2018
What are some characteristics of people with strong skills? MoE This A3 looks at some of the characteristics people with strong skills have. Published Dec-2018
How are skills related to social and economic participation? MoE This A3 looks at how skill levels relate to social and economic participation in New Zealand. Published Mar-2019
Comparing literacy and numeracy scales in the Assessment Tool and Survey of Adult Skills MoE This report is intended to help educators and researchers using the Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool understand the extent to which results from the Assessment Tool can be compared with the results from the Survey of Adult Skills. Published Mar-2019

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