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PIAAC-Leibniz Network

Acquisition and Utilisation of Adult Skills – A Network for Analysing, Developing and Disseminating PIAAC

Team: Dr. Débora Maehler, Britta Gauly, Natascha Massing, Dr. Anja Perry (until 06/2016), Dr. Anja Tausch (until 08/2016)
Leader: Prof. Dr. Beatrice Rammstedt
Scientific unit: Survey Design and Methodology (SDM)


PIAAC 2012 provides up-to-date information on key adult skills in 24 countries. The data will be used to carry out further research on the acquisition and utilisation of skills. To achieve this goal, an interdisciplinary network of researchers that are experienced with research in PIAAC was built. This network will evaluate existing measures in PIAAC and compare them to other measures of skills and intelligence. In addition, alternative measures will be developed and subsequently tested using data from the German longitudinal PIAAC survey. Furthermore, the acquisition and utilisation of adult skills will be analysed in more detail by linking PIAAC to administrative data. In addition, the data and findings from this project will be disseminated to the scientific community through methodological workshops and a PIAAC research conference.

Link to project website


01.02.2015 – 31.01.2019

Sponsored by


  • Prof. Dr. F. Goldhammer (DIPF)
  • Prof. Dr. O. Köller, Prof. O. Lüdke (IPN)
  • Prof. Dr. H.-G. Roßbach (LIfBi)
  • Prof. Dr. J. Schrader (DIE)
  • Prof. Dr. J. Schupp (DIW)
  • Prof. Dr. H. Solga (WZB)
  • Prof. Dr. L. Wößmann (ifo)
  • Prof. Dr. J. Baumert (MPI für Bildungsforschung)
  • Prof. Dr. C. H. Carstensen (Universität Bamberg)
  • Prof. E. A. Hanushek (Hoover Institution, Stanford University, USA)
  • Prof. Dr. H. Kuper (FU Berlin)