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PIAAC-Longitudinal (PIAAC-L)

Team: Prof. Dr. Beatrice Rammstedt, Anouk Zabal, Silke Martin, Dr. Anja Tausch
Leader: Prof. Dr. Beatrice Rammstedt
Scientific unit: Survey Design and Methodology (SDM)


The Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS), the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), and the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) are together conducting one of the world’s first internationally comparable long-term studies on competencies in adults and their significance over the life course.

How do individual competencies impact on the employment careers of people living in Germany? How are person abilities interrelated with occupational mobility? How are competencies distributed between individual families and between partners? And what does this mean for chances of upward mobility in our society?

These and similar questions are examined by the nationwide long-term study PIAAC-L (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies), for which funding has now been approved by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF).

In PIAAC-L the German PIAAC sample will be followed over three more waves.


01.07.2013 – 28.2.2018

Sponsored by



  • German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP)
  • Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi)