Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), Germany - Extended Version – Regional Data

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Rammstedt, Beatrice; Martin, Silke; Zabal, Anouk; Konradt, Ingo; Maehler, Débora; Perry, Anja; Massing, Natascha; Ackermann-Piek, Daniela; Helmschrott, Susanne.
Publication Date
  • Rammstedt, Beatrice (GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften) (Researcher)
  • Zabal, Anouk (GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften) (Researcher)
  • Ackermann, Daniela (GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften) (Researcher)
  • Helmschrott, Susanne (GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften) (Researcher)
  • Maehler, Débora (GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften) (Researcher)
  • Martin, Silke (GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften) (Researcher)
  • Massing, Natascha (GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften) (Researcher)
  • Perry, Anja (GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften) (Researcher)
  • TNS Infratest Sozialforschung, München (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
    • Education, School Systems
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Labour and employment
    • Education
    • Life-long/continuing education
  • Abstract

    This data file contains regional data that could not be included in the regular PIAAC Scientific Use File (SUF) (ZA5845) because of data protection concerns (data access via the Secure Data Center in Cologne). For analyses, the data can be merged with the scientific use file using the respondent ID. The following regional characteristics are available: district code (“Kreiskennziffer”); municipality code (´Amtlicher Gemeindeschlüssel´); Municipality type / BIK region; classified size of the political municipality; number of sample point.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2011-08 / 2012-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Persons between 16 and 65 years in private households, regardless of nationality, residence status, or language skills, with main place of residence in Germany during the survey period
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: CAPI/CAMI
  • Educational measurements and tests
  • Face-to-face interview: CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) Computer- and paper-based measurement of basic skills in reading, numeracy and technology-based problem solving
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 9
Survey unit: adults; teenagers###
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5846 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • PIAAC (Type: FDZ)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • OECD: OECD Skills Outlook 2013: First results from the Survey of Adult Skills. Paris: OECD, 2013a
  • OECD: The Survey of Adult Skills: Reader’s companion. Paris: OECD, 2013b
  • OECD: Technical report of the Survey of Adult Skills. Paris: OECD, 2013c
  • Rammstedt, Beatrice (et al.): PIAAC 2012: Die wichtigsten Ergebnisse im Überblick. Münster: Waxmann, 2013
  • Rammstedt, Beatrice (Hrsg.): Grundlegende Kompetenzen Erwachsener im internationalen Vergleich: Ergebnisse von PIAAC 2012. Münster: Waxmann, 2013.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 21 | Registration Date: 2016-06-14