Competences’ acquisition is the most relevant output in the educational production function. Likewise, the formation of human capital is essential to increase productivity, generate higher monetary returns in the labour market and foster economic growth. However, human capital does not depend exclusively on the formal education aimed at young people but also on lifelong learning. The Workshop focuses on the determinants of skills and competences’ acquisition as well as on the effects that those have in the labour market. We give special attention to research using PIAAC data. However, papers using other type of data or focused on the evaluation of educational policy are also welcome.
Original research papers that cast some light on these issues, especially those from an economic perspective, will be brought together at the Workshop. Although the focus is set on empirical papers, theoretical studies are also welcome. The accepted papers (10) will be presented in plenary sessions that will complement the two keynote speakers’ presentations.