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Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies - Leibniz Netzwerk (PIAAC - LN)

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


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.


2015-02-01 – 2018-12-31