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Official Statistics of Finland

Participation in adult education

Producer: Statistics Finland

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At least one foreign language is spoken by 93 per cent of the population aged 18 to 64
12 Dec 2018
More than nine out of ten Finns aged 18 to 64 said they knew at least one foreign language. The number is the same as five years before. The dependency between the level of education and knowledge of foreign languages has decreased and language skills have increased from 1995 most among those with merely basic level qualifications, the share having grown by 37 percentage points by 2017. This information derives from Statistics Finland's Adult Education Survey 2017.

Description: The adult education survey is an extensive interview survey on participation in education and learning among the adult population in Finland. The survey produces internationally comparable data on the participation of the adult population in education, learning, the willingness and need to participate in education, opinions and attitudes concerning studying, as well as the obstacles to participation and the adult population’s language skills.
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Keywords: adult education, vocational adult education, vocational education, personnel training, self-directed studies, language skills, education, other education than that leading to a qualification, information technology, education leading to a qualification.
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Change: Statistics renamed
04 Jan 2018
Statistics on Adult education survey will in future be published under the name Participation in adult education.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Participation in adult education [e-publication].
ISSN=2489-6926. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.6.2024].
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