Detailed analyses of the PIAAC survey 2011/12

Researchers from different disciplines were engaged together with the PIAAC team of Statistics Austria by the federal ministry of labor, social affairs and consumer protection and by the federal ministry of education and women’s affairs to undertake detailed analyses of the PIAAC survey 2011/12, which are presented in the volume edited by Statistics Austria “Schlüsselkompetenzen von Erwachsenen – Vertiefende Analysen der PIAAC-Erhebung 2011/12” (PDF, 6 MB).

The individual articles cover a wide range of topics and vary from an analysis of individual factors like gender or age and its relationship with the PIAAC key skills to impacts of these skills on the participation level at the labour market or on the income. Moreover, a focus is being placed on the effects of different learning activities (formal education like school or university, non-formal learning activities like courses or seminars and informal learning activities like workplace learning) on the development of key skills. A further spotlight is focused on people with low skills and their living conditions. Most analyses are focusing on the situation in Austria. In addition, some articles extend their attention to interesting comparative countries and thus include an international perspective.

Summaries of individual articles

Part I: Formal education system and skill development

  • Effects of educational choices in pre-primary education and school system on the PIAAC key skills 
    Markus Bönisch, Eduard Stöger, Jakob Peterbauer (Statistics Austria) – Summary (PDF; 17 KB)
  • Competence and Qualification an outcome-based view of Initial Vocational Education and Training (IVET) in Austria 
    Kurt Schmid (ibw), Martin Mayerl, Peter Schlögl (öibf) – Summary (PDF; 17 KB)
  • A comparative analysis of the Austrian model of formation of competence 
    Lorenz Lassnigg, Stefan Vogtenhuber (IHS) – Summary (PDF; 17 KB)

Part II: Relationship between non-formal and informal learning activities and skill development

  • Participation and opportunities of participating in formal and non-formal adult learning and continuing education and training (CET) 
    Peter Schlögl (öibf), Carola Iller (University of Linz), Elke Gruber (University of Klagenfurt) – Summary (PDF; 17 KB)
  • Informal, non-formal, formal the effect of these learning environments on PIAAC key skills and occupational competence 
    Eduard Stöger & Jakob Peterbauer (Statistics Austria) – Summary (PDF; 17 KB)
  • Competence development and informal learning on-the-job 
    Carola Iller (University of Linz), Martin Mayerl (öibf), Kurt Schmid (ibw) – Summary (PDF; 17 KB)
  • Workplace learning and reading skills in cross-country comparison 
    Günter Hefler, Jörg Markowitsch (3s) – Summary (PDF; 17 KB)

Part III: Differences in skill proficiency by gender and age

  • Gender differences in PIAAC 
    Elisabeth Ponocny-Seliger (Gender Research), Ivo Ponocny (Modul University) – Summary (PDF; 17 KB)
  • Competence development of young people and young adults across the learning continuum 
    Lynne Chisholm (UIL), Helmut Fennes, Wolfgang Hagleitner (University of Innsbruck) – Summary (PDF; 17 KB)
  • Competencies of older adults 
    Franz Kolland, Anna Wanka, Vera Gallistl (University of Vienna) – Summary (PDF; 17 KB)

Part IV: Lower levels of skill proficiency and social participation

  • Adults with low literacy skills in Austria 
    Markus Bönisch, Manuel Reif (Statistics Austria) – Summary (PDF; 17 KB)
  • The foundations of social participation. New empirical findings from the PIAAC survey about the lower competence levels 
    Monika Kastner (University of Klagenfurt), Peter Schlögl (öibf) – Summary (PDF; 17 KB)
  • Poverty of competences within youth and young adults in Austria 
    Marlene Lentner (ibe), Johann Bacher (University of Linz) – Summary (PDF; 17 KB)

Part V: Employment and wage outcomes of skill levels

  • Skills or Formal Education - What Drives Income and Employment Participation? 
    Thomas Horvath, Helmut Mahringer (WIFO) – Summary (PDF; 17 KB)
  • Low levels of competence and their consequences in the labour market 
    August Gächter (ZSI), Manfred Krenn (forba) – Summary (PDF; 17 KB)
  • The determinants of over-qualified workers 
    Julia Bock-Schappelwein (WIFO), Andrea Egger-Subotitsch, Larissa Bartok, Sandra Schneeweiß (abif) – Summary (PDF; 17 KB)
  • The use of numeracy skills at work: Explaining skill utilization and income effects 
    Stefan Vogtenhuber (IHS) – Summary (PDF; 17 KB)
  • Technology based problem solving skills of the Austrian workforce 
    Peter Baumgartner, Christian Tarnai, Birgit Wolf, Bernhard Ertl (Danube University Krems) – Summary (PDF; 17 KB)

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