PIAAC-L was the nationwide long-term study of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) in Germany. The project was conducted by a consortium consisting of GESIS, the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at the DIW Berlin, and LIfBi. Test takers from PIAAC in Germany and their families were re-interviewed three more times between 2014 and 2017, respectively subjected to alternative competence measures.

Research Questions

  • 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?

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Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)


07/2013 - 12/2017

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