How low literacy impacts us all

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Human capital is one of the most important drivers of the knowledge economy. As an abundance of research shows, literacy and numeracy are the two most important skills people need to succeed on today's labour markets. Accordingly, low literate people will have more difficulties than ever to participate in society. With the rapid spread of new technologies, the skills required of the workforce are constantly changing. This report examines some of these questions: What is the impact of low literacy in today's digitalized world? What does low literacy cost society? And how can businesses...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Literacy; Employment; Technology; Disadvantaged

Keywords: Employability; Basic skill; Technological literacy; Low skilled worker; Education and training needs; Illiteracy; Human capital; Social cost

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: [Amsterdam, Netherlands]: PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2018

Physical description: 9 p.

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https://www.pwc.nl/en/topics/economic-office/europe-monitor/untapped-potential-on-the-european-labour-market.html

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 133.778

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