The OECD, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic, is organising the 5th PIAAC International Conference in Bratislava, on 27-29 November 2018. The purpose of the conference is to promote the use of PIAAC data to help address relevant policy issues.
The registration for the conference is now open.
The event will be held at the Umelka Gallery.
Opening speeches wil be presented by:
JUDr. Mgr. Martina Lubyová, PhD.
Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic
Mr Andreas Schleicher
Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General (OECD)
Discussant: Mariano Fernandez Enguita, Professor of Sociology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Discussant: William Thorn, PIAAC Manager, OECD
Discussant: Alexandria Valerio, Lead Education Specialist, World Bank
Discussant: Quy-Toan Do, Senior Economist, World Bank
Selected researchers from the PIAAC Call for Papers will be presenting their research in two parallel workshops. The papers are primarily based on PIAAC data and have a clear policy focus, covering topics of relevance to economics, education, employment and social policy.
Are skills the key to economic success? The dynamics of economic returns to high skills and credentials in response to educational expansion and skills diffusion
Literacy change as a result of the education reform: comparison between post-soviet countries
Asylum seekers in the European Union: building evidence to inform policy making
The Causal Effect of Higher Education on Skill Development: Evidence Using Variation in Campus Proximity
Benefits and Correlates of Work-Based Learning: Lessons from PIAAC and STEP data
Variable returns to skill: A longitudinal examination of earnings mobility and instability in Canada
The effects of cognitive performance on educational and school-to-work transitions in Poland. The evidence from the Polish post PIAAC study
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