FES | Federación Española de Sociología

XII Congreso de la FES

Low Skills among Young Adults in Spain?

GT 13 Sociología de la Educación

Rosario Scandurra (Universitat de Barcelona, Departament de Sociologia i Anàlisi de les Organitzacions, Copolis)


Sesión de comunicaciones orales Franja 1B : Economía, empleo y educación (miscelánea)
Responsable(s): Julio Carabaña Morales (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Tipo de sesión: Sesión de comunicaciones orales
Día: jueves, 30 de junio de 2016
Hora: 14:00 a 16:00
Lugar: 202

This paper analyses through statistical modelling how the distribution of post-compulsory education between individuals and social groups affects inequality of skills among young adults (aged 25-34) comparing OECD with Spain. The paper is based on data collected by the Survey of Adult Skills 2012, a product of the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) that measures adults’ skills internationally. In order to gain understanding of the relationship between potentially explanatory factors of literacy in PIAAC, separate sequential models were constructed for socioeconomic background, education and training, employment. The results show that even after accounting for all factors education remains the most important predictor of literacy among young adults. The total effect of education on skills is partially explained by the unequal distribution of education among individuals from different socioeconomic backgrounds.

Palabras clave: Skills, Education, Young adults, Literacy, Numeracy, PIAAC