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Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), Germany - Reduced Version

Research Question

PIAAC aims at capturing competencies of adults in Germany.

This data contain competency scores (plausible values) for each participant in the domains

  • literacy,
  • numeracy,
  • problem solving in technology-rich environments,
  • as well as their background information.

The background questionnaire is divided in the following sections:

A: General Information, such as age and gender
B: Education, such as highest educational achievement, current education, participation in continuing education
C: Current status and work history, such as paid work and unpaid work for family business, information on job search
D: Current work, such as profession, self-employment, and income
E: Recent work, such as profession, self-employment, reason for quitting
F: Skills used at work, such as influence and physical skills
G: Skill use Literacy, Numeracy and ICT at work
H: Skill use Literacy, Numeracy and ICT in everyday life
I: About yourself, such as readiness to learn and volunteering
J: Background information, such as country of birth, citizenship, language, parents’ profession

Test Language

German

Test Period

August 2011 until March 2012

Test Area and International Link

Nationwide / International Link to PIAAC-I

Population / Sample

Individuals in private households between 16 and 65 years of age that resided in Germany during the time of data collection, regardless of citizenship, nationality or language.

Person sample: Two-stage stratified and clustered random sample from all persons in Germany (German and non-German) who resided in private households during the time of data collection and were between 16 and 65 years old. In the first stage municipalities were selected with a probability proportional to their size. In the second stage a systematic random sample of individuals was drawn from the selected municipalities’ registries.

Sample Size

n= 5,465 interviewees

Survey Procedure and Instruments

Face-to-face interview: PAPI (Paper and Pencil Interview) and CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview), computer or paper based assessment of competencies in literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments.

Link to the Detailed Description of the Study

Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), Germany - Reduced Version
PIAAC project website at GESIS (link)
Information about the project at the OECD (link)

Persistent Identifier

DOI:10.4232/1.11865

Data Accessible via Research Data Centre

GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences

Information about the user conditions can be found here: http://www.gesis.org/en/services/data-analysis/data-archive-service/usage-regulations/

Contact

GESIS Team Datenservice
Phone: +49 221 / 476 94 - 420
Email: datenservice.das[at]gesis.org

Related Data

Adult Literacy and Lifeskills (ALL) Survey International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS)

Research Area(s)