The Research Data Centre PIAAC grants scientifically interested users access to the German and international data of the Programme for the Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).
The first wave of PIAAC was conducted in 2011 and 2012, initiated by the OECD. The survey was based on a representative population sample. First, a computer assisted interview was conducted, which was followed by a competency assessment, usually performed on the computer.
In addition to the primarily collected PIAAC data, there are additional para data available that will be provided to the scientific community. In Germany, PIAAC was also transferred into a panel, in which the respondents are surveyed over three consecutive years. Additionally, the national supplement study “Competencies in Later Life” (Cill) examines PIAAC among 66- to 80-year-olds. For the study on the relationship between skills and labor market prospects of low-skilled workers in Germany, additional data on 26- to 55-year-olds was collected. Both studies offer further potential for analyses.