Adult Education Survey (AES 2012 - Germany)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), Berlin
Publication Date
  • TNS Infratest, Munich (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • In-job training
    • Life-long/continuing education
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
gainful employment; gainful occupation; course of education; training; studies (academic); further education; cultural behavior; multilingualism; motivation in education
  • Abstract

    Learning at an adult age. Labour status. Characteristics of main occupation. Occupational status. Educational background: Participation in regular educational path (part 1: schooling, part 2: training). Participation in different educational programs over the past 12 month. Formal Education (FED). Regular educational path, further trainings, and educational programs. Hindrances in the educational system. Informal learning (INF) during the past 12 month. Access to information about offers for learning and further education. Use of information and communication technologies. Language skills.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2012-03-01 / 2012-06-25
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Individuals in private households aged between 18 and 64 years
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multistage random sample using ADM standard
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: CAPI/CAMI
  • Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI)
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 7099
    Number of Variables: 1102
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5354 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Bilger, Frauke; Strauß, Alexandra: Handbuch zur Datennutzung des deutschen ´Adult Education Survey´ (AES 2012): Erhebung zum Weiterbildungsverhalten in Deutschland. München: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung, 2013
  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) (Hrsg.): Weiterbildungsverhalten in Deutschland: AES 2012 Trendbericht. Bonn: BMBF, 2013
  • Bilger, Frauke; Gnahs, Dieter; Hartmann, Josef; Kuper, Harm (Hrsg.): Weiterbildungsverhalten in Deutschland: Resultate des Adult Education Survey 2012. Bielefeld: wbv, 2013

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 26 | Registration Date: 2014-01-16