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

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Rammstedt, Beatrice; Martin, Silke; Zabal, Anouk; Helmschrott, Susanne; Konradt, Ingo; Maehler, Débora
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:
    • Income
    • Patterns of Consumption
    • Community, Living Environment
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social stratification and groupings
    • Consumption/consumer behaviour
    • Economic conditions and indicators
    • Housing
    • Community, urban and rural life
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
residential environment; relocation; purchasing power
  • Abstract

    This data set contains contextual information that describes either the household or the neighbourhood of the respondents and which was not included in the regular PIAAC Scientific Use File (SUF) ´PIAAC, Germany - Reduced Version´ (ZA5845) due to national data privacy legislation. This spatial data comes from microm Micromarketing-Systeme und Consult GmbH in Neuss, Germany. Using an identification number of the respondent, the corresponding information can be merged to the SUF and is available in the Secure Data Center in Cologne, Germany. The microm data available here include more than 100 variables from the microm domains Sociodemographics & -economics, Consumer Behavior, Area- & Site Planning, and Strategic Segmentation Models. Among other things, the corresponding indicators provide more information about: - Type of residential area; - Number of private households and businesses; - Sociodemographic and -economic characteristics related to social status, unemployment, family structure, number of children, life phases, confessions, share of foreigners or ethnic composition; - Mobility with regard to the relocation volume, relocation balance, population fluctuation, short and long distance relocations; - Affinity towards fundraising, communications and print media; - Sinus Geo-Milieus ®; - Purchasing power at the level of street sections. A more detailed description of geo and market data can be found on the microm homepage (only in German) and in the codebook.
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) Educational measurement and tests (basic skills in reading, numeracy and technology-based problem solving)
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 107
Survey unit: adults; teenagers###
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5963 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • PIAAC (Type: FDZ)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Zabal, A., Martin, S., Massing, N., Ackermann, D., Helmschrott, S., Barkow, I., & Rammstedt, B. (2014). PIAAC Germany 2012: Technical report. Münster: Waxmann
  • Rammstedt, B. (Hrsg.). Grundlegende Kompetenzen Erwachsener im internationalen Vergleich: Ergebnisse von PIAAC 2012. Münster: Waxmann
  • Helmschrott, S. & Martin, S. (2014). Nonresponse in PIAAC Germany. methods, data, analyses, 8(2), 243-266. doi:10.12758/mda.2014.010
  • microm Micromarketing-Systeme und Consult GmbH (2011). microm Datenhandbuch. Arbeitsunterlagen für microm MARKET & GEO. Neuss: microm GmbH

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 19 | Registration Date: 2017-12-06