The Research Data Centre PIAAC (RDC) provides guidance and advice with respect to national and international PIAAC data sets, data analyses and tools



The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) was initiated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). PIAAC aims to assess key adult skills such as literacy and numeracy. The first data collection took place in 2011/12. To date, 33 countries participated in two rounds of data collection between 2011 and 2015. In this first cycle of PIAAC, at least 5,000 randomly selected adults between the ages of 16 and 65 were interviewed in each participating country.

The RDC PIAAC hosts the German Scientific Use File for PIAAC 2012 which contains more detailed information than in the Public Use File available from the OECD website. In addition, the RDC PIAAC offers access to data from three German national extensions to the PIAAC survey (for scientific use only): (1) PIAAC, Germany – Prime Age investigates the relationship between skills and labor market prospects of low-skilled workers in Germany (26- to 55-year-old). (2) The study Competencies in Later Life (CiLL) focuses on the competencies of 66- to 80-year-old adults. (3) PIAAC respondents are followed up in the German PIAAC-Longitudinal survey which carried out three additional waves of data collection (in 2014, 2015, and 2016). Finally, the RDC PIAAC advises users interested in analyzing the international data from the log files of the PIAAC cognitive assessment.

You are welcome to visit the PIAAC RDC: www.gesis.org/en/piaac/rdc for detailed information, publications, access to the current PIAAC data and available analysis tools.