Book Chapter

Is lifelong learning making a difference? Research-based evidence on the impact of adult learning

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Citation

Field J (2012) Is lifelong learning making a difference? Research-based evidence on the impact of adult learning. In: Aspin D, Chapman J, Evans K & Bagnall R (eds.) Second International Handbook of Lifelong Learning. Springer International Handbooks of Education, 26. Dordrecth: Springer, pp. 887-898. http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-94-007-2360-3/page/1

Abstract
The chapter examines the evidence for claims that lifelong learning has a measurable impact on individual earnings, on individual well-being, and on the wider community. In particular, it focuses on recent studies that explore longitudinal data, following people's behaviour over time. It also tries to identify where those benefits flow, as this may have implications for who is to share in meeting the costs.

Keywords
lifelong learning; adult education; longitudinal research; well-being; community development

StatusPublished
Title of seriesSpringer International Handbooks of Education
Number in series26
Publication date31/12/2012
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/16482
PublisherSpringer
Publisher URLhttp://link.springer.com/…07-2360-3/page/1
Place of publicationDordrecth
ISBN9789400723603

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Professor John Field

Professor John Field

Emeritus Professor, Education