Work Package 4

Work Package 4: Determinants of Participation in Adult Learning – A Macro-systemic Approach

Leading partner: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (HIVA – Research Institute for Work and Society), Belgium

Work undertaken as part of Work Package 4 will concentrate on the use of large-scale survey data, including the Labour Force Survey, the Adults Education Survey, the Survey of Adult Skills (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies), …. Apart from increasing the understanding on system level determinants of adult learning, this Work Package will also undertake efforts to develop better data on system characteristics. The objective of Work Package 4 are:

  • To analyse the effects of system characteristics on participation in learning activities at country/region/sector levels, with particular concern for disadvantaged groups and youth at risk of exclusion
  • To identify the main characteristics and dynamics of contemporary markets in adult education in European countries, and how they are evolving