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Literacy, Numeracy, and Digital Practices at Home Among NEET Individuals in Germany

How are They Associated with Future Work and School?

Ashley Pullman and Luise Krejcik

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Ashley Pullman, Luise Krejcik, Literacy, Numeracy, and Digital Practices at Home Among NEET Individuals in Germany (17.04.2021), Beltz Juventa, 69469 Weinheim, ISSN: 0514-2717, 2021 #1, p.133

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For adults who are not in education, employment, or training (NEET), an important source of their informal learning is literacy, numeracy, and digital (LND) practices at home. By analyzing data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) and the longitudinal follow-ups in Germany, this study provides insight into the literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments skill profile of NEET individuals and examines if LND activities at home contribute to their level of skill in these areas. Additional longitudinal analysis examines the association between the probability of being NEET two and four years later and initial level of LND activities at home. Together, the results demonstrate that literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving skills are lower among NEET individuals and LND activities partially account for their difference in average skill levels compared to non-NEET people. Over time, LND activities at home have a small association with a lower probability of being NEET two years later but minimal to no association four years later.

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