(2012) Review and update of research into the wider benefits of adult learning

in Reviews
Paul Dolan, Daniel Fujiwara and Robert Metcalfe

Report on a research project that develops the knowledge base of the wider impacts of adult learning through reviews of the literature since 2008 and new data analysis using the British household panel survey. It found that adult learning had its greatest impacts in the domain of health and wellbeing; the impacts on civic participation and attitudes were less pronounced. This is one of a number of research reports commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills (BIS).

BIS research paper no. 90. First published 12 November 2012.



benefits of learning, adult learning, health, well-being, outcomes, literature review