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
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  April 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 October 2018
PIAAC measures of qualification, field of study and skill mismatchMoEThis 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 December 2018
Regional profilesMoEThis 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 December 2018
What can the Survey of Adult Skills tell us about how skills and education relate to social well-being?MoEThis 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 December 2018
What are some characteristics of people with strong skills?MoEThis A3 looks at some of the characteristics people with strong skills have.Published December 2018
How are skills related to social and economic participation?MoEThis A3 looks at how skill levels relate to social and economic participation in New Zealand.Published March 2019
Comparing literacy and numeracy scales in the Assessment Tool and Survey of Adult SkillsMoEThis 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 March 2019
Table 2: Underway

Title

Author

Coverage

Status

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 2019

Underutilisation of skills and qualifications

MoE

Under-utilisation of skills and qualifications measured in terms of skills, qualification and field-of-study mismatches and their impact on wages of paid workers. To be published 2019
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 in 2019

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 in 2019

Skills, work and productivity

MBIE

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

To be completed in 2019

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 in 2019

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 in 2019