Programme for the International
Assessment of Adult Competencies

PIAAC-Longitudinal (PIAAC-L)

The German PIAAC-L study ("PIAAC-Longitudinal (PIAAC-L), Germany" [ZA5989]) is a collaborative effort undertaken by GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (lead) together with the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) and the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi). It follows up the German PIAAC sample with three additional waves of data collection (in 2014, 2015, and 2016), each with a somewhat different focus. The PIAAC-L questionnaires are based on core instruments from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) and also include various additional questions and modules on the respondent’s background. In addition, assessment instruments from PIAAC and the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) measuring key competencies are implemented. The objective of the PIAAC-L project is to significantly expand the German PIAAC database by adding a longitudinal dimension and by enriching the depth and breadth of information available on the German PIAAC respondents.

ZA5989: PIAAC-Longitudinal (PIAAC-L), Germany

Data collection period

February 2014 - August 2014

Available since

March 2016

Target population

German PIAAC 2012 respondents that agreed to participate in PIAAC-L and other members of their household aged 18 and over

Sample size

6231

Instruments

SOEP core survey instruments (for persons and housholds)

Main topics

Person Questionnaire:

  • Background information, family, and childhood
  • Biographical calendar
  • Formal education (general and vocational education), continuing professional education
  • Work status, situation, and history
  • Income and benefits
  • Health, attitudes, personality, opinions, satisfaction
  • Time use and leisure activities

Household Questionnaire:

  • Living situation, conditions, and costs
  • Household income and benefits, wealth
  • Children and other household members
 

Region

Germany

Further documentation

Codebooks [Persons (.xlsx/.pdf); Household (.xlsx/.pdf); Weights (.xlsx/.pdf)]

Questionnaires [Persons (690 KB); Household (425 KB)]

Other [Fieldwork Report (1.4 MB); Technical Report (747 KB); Weighting (743 KB); Notes to the User (434 KB); PVs backgound model_14 (48 KB); PVs background model 12_15 (60 KB)]

Data access

PIAAC data via GESIS Data Catalogue (DBK)

(directly to the document: “ZA5989_PIAAC_DataDistributionContract.pdf“)

Citation

GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at DIW Berlin, LIfBi – Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (2017). PIAAC Longitudinal (PIAAC-L), Germany. Data file version 3.0.0 [ZA5989]. Cologne: GESIS Data Archive. doi: 10.4232/1.12925

ZA5989: PIAAC-Longitudinal (PIAAC-L), Germany

Data collection period

March 2015 - August 2015

Available since

December 2016

Target population

German PIAAC 2012 respondents that agreed to participate in PIAAC-L and their partners living in the same household

Sample size

4631

Instruments

Face-to-face interview (CAPI) and computer-based or paper-based cognitive assessment

Main topics

Person Questionnaire:

  • General, vocational and professional education
  • Current status and employment, income
  • Skills used at work - Computer skill use
  • Mother tongue(s) and knowledge of foreign languages
  • Self-assessment of numeracy and literacy
  • Health, leisure, friends - Family and relationships
  • Background information (e.g., parents, citizenship)
  • Satisfaction

The cognitive assessment implemented the following instruments:

  • PIAAC Literacy
  • PIAAC Numeracy
  • NEPS Reading Speed
  • NEPS Reading
  • NEPS Mathematics
 

Region

Germany

Further documentation

Codebooks [Persons (614 KB); Weights (287 KB)]

Questionnaire [Persons (1.2 MB)]

Other [Fieldwork Report (3.8 MB); Technical Report (994 KB); Weighting (663 KB); Notes to the User (424 KB); PVs backgound model_14 (48 KB); PVs background model 12_15 (60 KB)]

Data access

PIAAC data via GESIS Data Catalogue (DBK)

(directly to the document: “ZA5989_PIAAC_DataDistributionContract.pdf“)

Citation

GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at DIW Berlin, LIfBi – Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (2017). PIAAC Longitudinal (PIAAC-L), Germany. Data file version 3.0.0 [ZA5989]. Cologne: GESIS Data Archive. doi: 10.4232/1.12925

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ZA5989: PIAAC-Longitudinal (PIAAC-L), Germany

Data collection period

March 2016 - July 2016

Available since

December 2017

Target population

German PIAAC 2012 respondents that agreed to participate in PIAAC-L and other members of their household aged 18 and over

Sample size

4881

Instruments

SOEP core survey instruments (for persons and housholds) as well as cognitive competencies short scales.

Main topics

Person Questionnaire:

  • Background information, family, childhood, and cultural identity
  • Biographical calendar
  • Formal education (general and vocational education)
  • Adult education and training (vocational and general further training) [new module]
  • Work status, situation and history, skill mismatch
  • Income and benefits
  • Health, satisfaction, attitudes
  • Time use and leisure activities
  • Life events

Household Questionnaire:

  • Living situation, conditions, and costs
  • Household income and benefits, wealth
  • Household possessions and customs
  • Children

Cognitive competencies short scales:

  • Animal naming task
  • Multiple-choice vocabulary intelligence test
  • Symbol-digit test
  • Number series

 

Region

Germany

Further documentation

Codebooks [Persons (.xlsx /.pdf); Cognit (.xlsx /.pdf); Household (.xlsx /.pdf); Weights (.xlsx /.pdf); Calendar (.xlsx /.pdf ); Registry (393 KB); NumberSeries (228 KB)]

Questionnaires [Persons (732 KB); Household (462 KB)]

Other [Notes to the User (424 KB); Fieldwork Report (5.5 MB); Technical Report (706 KB); Weighting (714 KB); PVs backgound model_14 (45 KB); PVs background model 12_15 (59 KB)]

Data access

PIAAC data via GESIS Data Catalogue (DBK)

(directly to the document: “ZA5989_PIAAC_DataDistributionContract.pdf“)

Citation

GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at DIW Berlin, LIfBi – Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (2017). PIAAC Longitudinal (PIAAC-L), Germany. Data file version 3.0.0 [ZA5989]. Cologne: GESIS Data Archive. doi: 10.4232/1.12925

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