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Wider benefits of adult education

  • Author(s): Schuller, T
  • Desjardins, R
  • et al.
Abstract

This article discusses the measurement of the social outcomes of learning. It extends the discussion beyond employment and labor market outcomes to consider the impact of adult learning on social domains, with particular focus on health and civic engagement. It emphasizes the distinction between public and private, and monetary and nonmonetary benefits. It reviews methodological issues on measuring outcomes, and identifies a number of channels through which adult learning has its effects. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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