New from the Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education has released two short papers covering the labour market outcomes of skills and qualifications and reports on the transition from school to bachelors study and university rankings.

 

Labour market outcomes of skills and qualifications

This paper looks at the employment and income benefits of literacy skills and qualifications. It draws on data from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) survey. The results of the analysis show that the benefit of increased literacy without higher qualifications is limited in the New Zealand labour market. The major benefit comes from improved literacy in combination with gaining a qualification, which can result in greater opportunities to move into higher paid jobs.

 

This paper is available on the Education Counts website. 

Skills, qualifications, experience and the distribution of wages

This paper extends previous work on skills, qualifications and wages to look at the relationship between literacy skills and qualifications to the distribution of wages. It draws on data from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey. It shows that people with higher levels of literacy have significantly greater opportunities to earn higher incomes, where they are earning above the median wage.

This paper is available on the Education Counts website.

Thanks to NZAPEP for summarising these new developments