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The ETS Center for Research on Human Capital and Education produces high-quality, evidence-based research that explores critical issues impacting opportunity in America today.
Our researchers leverage ETS's work on national and international large-scale assessments to explore the acquisition, outcomes and inequalities of human and social capital across a range of topics including pre-K–12 education, teacher quality, higher education, workforce readiness and noncognitive skills.
Human Capital and Labor Market Outcomes of Prime Age Workers explores critical links between human capital and a variety of labor market outcomes measured with Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) data and offers a unique perspective on the link between human capital and labor market experiences over the life cycle. This exploration has the potential to suggest policy interventions targeted to individuals by age group to better support their success in the labor market.
This series explores the importance of a key element of human capital — cognitive skills — that has only recently been available for adults for examination, along with educational credentials, in the United States. Using measures of the literacy and numeracy skills of American workers from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), this series examines the central role that these skills play, alongside years of work experience and educational attainment, in influencing a range of labor-market outcomes.