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Authordc.contributor.authorBravo Urrutia, David 
Authordc.contributor.authorContreras Guajardo, Dante 
Authordc.contributor.authorLarrañaga Jiménez, Osvaldo 
Cita de ítemdc.identifier.citationSeries Documentos de Trabajo Nº 195 Agosto 2002es_ES
Abstractdc.description.abstractThe first time in which the International Adult Literacy Survey was carried out in a developing country was in 1998 in Chile. The survey measures the effective skills of the population over 15 years of age in the comprehension and processing of texts, documents and quantitative information on a continuous scale of performance. This paper analyses the relation between literacy and job opportunities for men between 15 and 65 years of age in Chile. The results suggest that there is a dynamic relation between the development and the use of this type of skills. Thus, it is shown that schooling as well as in–work experience contribute to the development of these skills. Moreover, higher literacy ability is linked to greater work productivity and higher incomes for low-trained workers. Amongst better educated workers, literacy ability has no effect on earnings, apart from the already internalised higher educational attainments that this would imply.es_ES
Publisherdc.publisherUniversidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocioses_ES
Type of licensedc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Chile*
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Sourcedc.sourceSeries Documentos de Trabajoes_ES
Títulodc.titleFunctional literacy and job opportunitieses_ES
Document typedc.typeDocumento de trabajoes_ES

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