Programme for the International
Assessment of Adult Competencies

German PIAAC National Supplements

In Germany two PIAAC National Supplement Studies were conducted. The first study "PIAAC, Germany – Prime Age (2012)" [ZA5951] investigates the relationship between skills and labor market prospects of low-skilled workers in Germany. In the second study "PIAAC, Germany – Competencies in Later Life (CiLL)" [ZA5969] the focus is on the competencies of 66- to 80-year-old adults (see also below).

This data set contains an additional national oversample of 26- to 55-year-old adults in former East Germany. 560 additional respondents were surveyed using the same procedures, instruments, and assessments that were used for the PIAAC Main Study. Finally the data was appended to the PIAAC main data (only 26- to 55-year-olds).

ZA5951: Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), Germany – Prime Age (2012)

Data collection period

August 2011 - März 2012

Available since

June 2015

Target population

26- to 55-year-old adults

Sample size

4000

PIAAC instruments

Background Questionnaire; computer-based and paper-based assessment in the domains literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments

Main topics of Background Questionnaire

General information about the household and respondents; educational attainment and participation in further education; labour-force status and employment; skill use at work and in daily life; readiness to learn and volunteering; participation in social life

Region

Germany

Further documentation

Technical Report (5,8 MB)

User Guide (341 KB)

Codebook (454 KB)

Background Questionnaire - in German (1,3 MB)

Berlin districts (Berliner Bezirke) - in German (78 KB)

Data access

PIAAC data via GESIS Data Catalogue (DBK)

(directly to the document: “ZA5951_PIAAC_DataDistributionContract.pdf“)

Citation

Solga, H., & Heisig, J. P. (2015). Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), Germany - Prime Age (2012). Data file version 1.1.0 [ZA5951]. Cologne: GESIS Data Archive. doi:10.4232/1.123860

This data set builds upon the PIAAC Main Study and enhances the information available about the adult competencies and skills to the subgroup of the 66- to 80-year-olds.

ZA5969: Competencies in Later Life (CiLL) - Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), Germany

Data collection period

May - September 2012

Available since

March 2016

Target population

66- to 80-year-old adults

Sample size

1392

PIAAC instruments

Background Questionnaire; computer-based and paper-based assessment in the domains literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments

Main topics of Background Questionnaire

General information about the household and respondents; educational attainment and participation in further education; labour-force status and employment; skill use at work and in daily life; readiness to learn and volunteering; participation in social life

Region

Germany

Further documentation

User Guide (346 KB)

Codebook (474 KB)

Background Questionnaire (in German) (1,3 MB)

Technical Report (in German) (586 KB)

Data access

PIAAC data via GESIS Data Catalogue (DBK)

(directly to the document: “ZA5969_data_access.pdf“)

CitationFriebe, J., Gebrande, J., Gnahs, D., Knauber, C., Schmidt-Hertha, B., Setzer, B., Tippelt, R., & Weiß, C. (2017). Competencies in Later Life (CiLL) – Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), Germany. Data file version 1.1.0 [ZA5969]. Cologne: GESIS Data Archive. doi: 10.4232/1.12814