Abstract: This study provides data on adult continuing education or lifelong learning in the Russian Federation, obtained through analyzing official statistics, as well as information and analytical outputs from international and Russian surveys. It contains data on education levels by age group, key employment indicators, and other data, indirectly reflecting the influence of education on welfare and life quality, and also data on the duration of lifelong learning and participation of adults in continuous education in the Russian Federation. Findings of the research are used in developing a concept of lifelong education in the Russian Federation.
Keywords: Quality, Lifelong Learning, continuing education, adult education, knowledge economy, innovations, employment, labor force, social and economic development
Recieved: 15.03.2015 Accepted: 08.06.2015 UDC: 638.124.8