This Practical Guide to Understanding Returns to Investments is one in a series of papers that have informed the development of an analytical framework for the Adult Learning and Returns to Training Project.
The project is a three-year multi-disciplinary and collaborative effort to further the knowledge base of conceptual, analytical and methodological issues concerning the scope and measurement of adult learning activities and their associated financial and non-financial returns to individuals, firms and society at large. The overall purpose of the project is to develop and test an analytical framework for estimating returns to various types of adult learning activities.
The Typology report defined the various types of adult learning that will be considered in this project. The What Matters What Should Count report outlined a framework for conceptualizing the wider benefits associated with adult learning. While these two reports deal with the question of what should count, this report deals with the question of how to count. Simply put, how do we estimate returns to adult learning and training activities?
Published: April 2014
Capability: Policy Research
Policy Area: Adult Learning - Adult Training
Population: General Population - Low-skilled Workers