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 the Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS), the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), and the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) in Bamberg. 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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