Survey of Adult Skills publications: current status and plans

Table 1: Already published

Title

Author

Coverage

Status

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 June 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 June 2016

Skills at Work

MoE, MBIE

How skills, work-related learning and qualification mismatch varies across different industries and occupations.

Published June 2016

Qualifications, field-of-study and skills mismatches and labour productivity [pp 150-155]
OECD Economic
Surveys: New Zealand
What is the level of mismatch? Is there a strong relationship between mismatch and labour productivity? Published June 2017
Youth skills MoE New Zealand youth compared to youth overseas. Factors that relate to higher youth skills. Changing youth skills over time. Published July 2017
Financial literacy activities MoE Participation in financial literacy activities at work and in everyday life and skill Published August 2017
Table 2: Underway

Title

Author

Coverage

Status

Māori skills

MoE

Factors that relate to higher skills among Māori. Changing skill levels for Māori over time. Te reo and skill levels.

To be published mid 2017

Pasifika skills

MoE

Factors that relate to higher skills among Pasifika. Changing skill levels for Pasifika over time. Whether English is spoken as a first or second language. Migration status and skills.

To be published late 2017

The skill content of occupations

MBIE

Skill distribution of different occupations and changes over time. Relationship between changes in skill and changes in employment levels. Relationship between changes in skill and changes in income.

To be published late 2017

Table 3: Reports yet to be started

Title

Author

Coverage

Status

Skills and migration

MBIE

Skills of speakers of other languages
Whether migrants are becoming more skilled in English over time
Field of study, qualification and skill mismatch among migrants

To be completed over 2017 – 2018

Characteristics that are related to higher skills

MoE

Regression analysis on how higher skills are affected by qualification level,  field of study, occupation, parents' qualifications and occupation, tasks undertaken at work, learning at work and participation in non-formal education

To be completed over 2017 – 2018

People with jobs mismatched to their qualification level and field of study

MBIE

What qualifications and fields of study are most likely to be mismatched to people's jobs. Jobs in different industries and occupation groups that are mismatched to people's qualification level and field of study. The problem solving skills of people in jobs that are mismatched with their qualification level. The nature of work that is mismatched to people's qualification level and field-of-study. People with jobs mismatched to their skills and qualification level in rural, main urban and secondary urban areas.

To be completed over 2017 – 2018

Skills, work and productivity

MBIE

Link between industry, productivity and skills. Wage returns on skills.

To be completed over 2017 – 2018

Problem solving and the use of technology

MoE

How problem-solving relates to employment and education outcomes. Income returns from problem-solving skills. How the use of technology relates to higher problem solving skills.

To be completed over 2017 – 2018

Regional report

MoE

Comparison of skills in rural, main urban and secondary urban centres.

To be completed over 2017 – 2018

In-depth trends

MoE

What groups' skills have been increasing in literacy and numeracy and what groups' skills have been declining. Changes in skills over time by gender and socio-economic group. The extent to which trends can be linked to participation in adult literacy and numeracy programmes. How an aging population is affecting skill levels. Changes over time in the number of lower-skilled people.

To be completed over 2017 – 2018