Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies - long-term study (PIAAC-L)

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.

PIAAC-L is continuing the work of PIAAC in the German context. PIAAC - a study by the OECD and also known as the PISA study for adults - analyzes everyday skills and abilities of adults by international comparison.

The study is carried out by researchers from the Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences GESIS, the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories LIfBi, and the German Socio-Economic Panel SOEP situated at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). About 5,000 people in Germany aged between 18 and 67 years who have participated in PIAAC before, as well as their families, are surveyed by PIAAC-L. Overall, the survey will take place on three occasions from 2014 through 2017.

In cooperation with: 

  • Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS)
  • German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
  • Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi)

Project management: Prof. Dr. Beatrice Rammstedt

Contact:

Prof. Dr. Beatrice Rammstedt (beatrice.rammstedt[at]gesis.org),
Anouk Zabal (anouk.zabal[at]gesis.org),
Silke Martin (silke.martin[at]gesis.org)

Duration: 01.07.2013 – 31.12.2017

Funding: Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)

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