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ZA5074: Adult Education Survey (AES 2010 - Germany)

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  • ZA5074_INF_v1-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 2 MBytes
  • ZA5074_INF_v1-0-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 1 MByte
  • ZA5074_NFE_v1-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 8 MBytes
  • ZA5074_NFE_v1-0-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 4 MBytes
  • ZA5074_Personen_v1-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 32 MBytes
  • ZA5074_Personen_v1-0-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 16 MBytes


  • ZA5074_fb.pdf (Questionnaire) 466 KBytes


  • ZA5074_cod.pdf (Codebook) 1 MByte

Other Documents

  • ZA5074_b.pdf (Report) 719 KBytes
  • ZA5074_Materialband_2.pdf (Report) 2 MBytes
  • ZA5074_Materialband_3.pdf (Report) 1 MByte
  • ZA5074_mb.pdf (Method Report) 82 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), Berlin (2011): Adult Education Survey (AES 2010 - Germany). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5074 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5074
TitleAdult Education Survey (AES 2010 - Germany)
Current Version1.0.0, 2011-11-9,
Date of Collection02.03.2010 - 30.06.2010
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), Berlin
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • GESIS - Distributor
  • GESIS - HostingInstitution


AbstractLearning at an adult age. Labour status. Characteristics of main occupation. Occupational status one year ago or during the past 12 month. Participation in regular educational path (part 1: schooling, part 2: training). Participation in different educational programs over the past 12 month. Formal Education (FED). Regular educational path, further trainings, and educational programs. Hindrances in the educational system. Informal learning during the past 12 month. Access to information about offers for learning and further education. Use of information and communication technologies. Language skills. Cultural and societal participation. Attitudes towards learning. Besides the individual-level data there is a dataset on the basis of courses as units of analysis. For this purpose the individual level information is transformed.
Categories Categories
  • Occupation, Profession
  • Employee training
  • Life-long/continuing education
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 1.4 In-job training
  • 3.3 Life-long/continuing education


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseIndividuals in private households aged between 18 and 64 years
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Multistage random sample using ADM standard
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview: Computer-assisted (CAPI/CAMI)
Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI)
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorTNS Infratest, Munich
Date of Collection
  • 02.03.2010 - 30.06.2010

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2011-11-9 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesSurvey unit: adults###
Number of Units: 7074 (Personendatensatz), 5235 (NFE-Datensatz), 2007 (INF-Datensatz)
Number of Variables: 961 (Personendatensatz), 299 (NFE-Datensatz), 206 (INF-Datensatz)
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Bilger, Frauke; Rosenbladt, Bernhard von; Strauß, Alexandra: Handbuch zur Datennutzung des deutschen "Adult Education Survey" (AES 2010): Erhebung zum Weiterbildungsverhalten in Deutschland. München: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung 2011
  • Bilger, Frauke; Rosenbladt, Bernhard von: Weiterbildungsverhalten in Deutschland 2010 (AES 2010): Personenbezogene tabellarische Auswertungen. Materialband 2 Kursbezogene tabellarische Auswertungen. Materialband 3 München: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung 2010 (Materialbände 2 und 3)
  • TNS Infratest Sozialforschung; Bilger, Frauke; Rosenbladt, Bernhard von: Weiterbildungsverhalten in Deutschland: AES 2010 Trendbericht. Bonn, Berlin: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) (Hrsg.) 2011
  • Autorengruppe Bildungsberichterstattung: Bildung in Deutschland (2010): Ein indikatorengestützter Bericht mit einer Analyse zu Perspektiven des Bildungswesens im demografischen Wandel. Im Auftrag der Ständigen Konferenz der Kultusminister der Länder in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung. Bielefeld: W. Bertelsmann Verlag 2010
Relevant full texts
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  • Report System for Further Education; Adult Education Survey
    Until 2007 the Reporting System for Further Education offered information on courses for further training and education of German adults. Since 2007 this reporting is carried out as part of the international Adult Education Survey (AES).