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ZA5989: PIAAC-Longitudinal (PIAAC-L), Germany

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  • ZA5989_PIAAC_DataDistributionContract.pdf (User Contract) 577 KBytes
  • ZA5989_PIAAC_Datennutzungsvertrag.pdf (User Contract) 707 KBytes

Questionnaires

  • ZA5989_fb_Cognit_16.pdf (Questionnaire) 392 KBytes
  • ZA5989_fb_Household_14.pdf (Questionnaire) 425 KBytes
  • ZA5989_fb_Household_16.pdf (Questionnaire) 462 KBytes
  • ZA5989_fb_Persons_14.pdf (Questionnaire) 648 KBytes
  • ZA5989_fb_Persons_15.pdf (Questionnaire) 1 MByte
  • ZA5989_fb_Persons_16.pdf (Questionnaire) 732 KBytes

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  • ZA5989_cod_Calendar.pdf (Codebook) 111 KBytes
  • ZA5989_cod_Calendar.xlsx (Codebook) 474 KBytes
  • ZA5989_cod_Cognit_16.pdf (Codebook) 487 KBytes
  • ZA5989_cod_Cognit_16.xlsx (Codebook) 284 KBytes
  • ZA5989_cod_Household_14.pdf (Codebook) 453 KBytes
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  • ZA5989_cod_Household_16.pdf (Codebook) 294 KBytes
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  • ZA5989_cod_NumberSeries_16.xlsx (Codebook) 228 KBytes
  • ZA5989_cod_Persons_14.pdf (Codebook) 2 MBytes
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  • ZA5989_cod_Registry.pdf (Codebook) 428 KBytes
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  • ZA5989_cod_Weights_14.pdf (Codebook) 109 KBytes
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  • ZA5989_cod_Weights_15.xlsx (Codebook) 287 KBytes
  • ZA5989_cod_Weights_16.pdf (Codebook) 92 KBytes
  • ZA5989_cod_Weights_16.xlsx (Codebook) 76 KBytes

Other Documents

  • ZA5989_Feldbericht_2016.pdf (Report) 5 MBytes
  • ZA5989_mb_2014.pdf (Method Report) 1 MByte
  • ZA5989_mb_2015.pdf (Method Report) 4 MBytes
  • ZA5989_NotesToTheUser.pdf (Other Document) 423 KBytes
  • ZA5989_PIAAC_L_Variables_PVs_background_model_12_15.xlsx (Table) 59 KBytes
  • ZA5989_PIAAC_L_Variables_PVs_background_model_14.xlsx (Table) 45 KBytes
  • ZA5989_technical_report_2014.pdf (Report) 747 KBytes
  • ZA5989_technical_report_2015.pdf (Report) 993 KBytes
  • ZA5989_technical_report_2016.pdf (Report) 706 KBytes
  • ZA5989_weighting_2014.pdf (Report) 743 KBytes
  • ZA5989_weighting_2015.pdf (Report) 663 KBytes
  • ZA5989_weighting_2016.pdf (Report) 713 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at DIW Berlin & LIfBi – Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (2017): PIAAC-Longitudinal (PIAAC-L), Germany. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5989 Data file Version 3.0.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12925
Study No.ZA5989
TitlePIAAC-Longitudinal (PIAAC-L), Germany
Current Version3.0.0, 2017-12-14, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12925
Date of Collection02.2014 - 07.2016
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Rammstedt, Beatrice - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
  • Martin, Silke - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
  • Tausch, Anja - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
  • Zabal, Anouk - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
  • Schupp, Jürgen - Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin)
  • Bartsch, Simone - Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin)
  • Burkhardt, Luise - Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin)
  • Poschmann, Katharina - Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin)
  • Schmälzle, Michaela - Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin)
  • Carstensen, Claus H. - Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsverläufe e.V. (LIfBi)
  • von Maurice, Jutta - Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsverläufe e.V. (LIfBi)
  • Burger, Mareike - Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsverläufe e.V. (LIfBi)
  • Gaasch, Jean-Christoph - Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsverläufe e.V. (LIfBi)
  • Jost, Odin - Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsverläufe e.V. (LIfBi)
  • Prechsl, Sebastian - Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsverläufe e.V. (LIfBi)
  • Rothaug, Eva - Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsverläufe e.V. (LIfBi)
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • GESIS - Distributor
  • GESIS - HostingInstitution

Content

AbstractIn 2011/2012, key adult competencies were assessed in 24 countries (including Germany) as a part of the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). The German PIAAC Longitudinal Project (PIAAC-L) follows up the German PIAAC sample with three additional waves of data collection (in 2014, 2015, and 2016), each with a somewhat different focus. The PIAAC-L questionnaires are largely based on core instruments from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), but sometimes include parts of the PIAAC background questionnaire and various additional questions and modules on the respondent’s background adopted from other surveys as well as a number of new questions. In addition, assessment instruments from PIAAC and NEPS (National Educational Panel Study) measuring key competencies are implemented. The objective of the PIAAC-L project is to significantly expand the German PIAAC database by adding a longitudinal dimension and by enriching the depth and breadth of information available on the German PIAAC respondents. This approach extends the analytical potential of the German PIAAC data and allows a myriad of additional research questions to be addressed. PIAAC-L is a collaborative effort undertaken by GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (lead) together with the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi). The German PIAAC 2012 respondents that had given their consent to being re-contacted for a potential follow-up survey (anchor persons) form the starting point for PIAAC-L. In order to obtain further information on the context of these anchor persons, the PIAAC-L approach additionally includes household members ages 18+ as well as the administration of a comprehensive household questionnaire (in waves 1 and 3). The 2014 data collection (wave 1) implemented core SOEP questionnaires (for persons and households). For the 2015 data collection (wave 2), we developed an extensive background questionnaire (including items from PIAAC, NEPS, SOEP, as well as a number of other surveys). This questionnaire, followed by an assessment of literacy and numeracy using PIAAC and NEPS measurement instruments, was administered to anchor persons and their partners – if the latter lived in the same household as the anchor. As in wave 1, the 2016 data collection once again collected interviews from all adults living in the anchor person’s household using core SOEP questionnaires; the SOEP person questionnaire was extended to include new questions and modules (for example on adult education). In wave 3, respondents were also administered the SOEP short cognitive performance tasks. In addition, cognitive items from a Number Series Study carried out by the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) were included as an add-on module. Data Collection 2014 Core SOEP questionnaires were implemented in the 2014 data collection. The household questionnaire includes the following topics: - Living situation, conditions and costs - Household income and benefits, wealth - Children and other household members The person questionnaire includes questions on: - Background information, family, and childhood - Biographical calendar - Formal education (general and vocational education), continuing professional education - Work status, situation and history - Income and benefits - Health, attitudes, personality, opinions, satisfaction - Time use and leisure activities Data Collection 2015 In 2015 respondents were administered first a CAPI questionnaire and then a cognitive assessment using PIAAC instruments and NEPS instruments. The person questionnaire encompasses questions from several surveys (e.g., PIAAC 2012, SOEP, NEPS, AES, or PISA) and includes the following topics: - General, vocational and professional education - Current status and employment, income - Skills used at work - Computer skill use - Mother tongue(s) and knowledge of foreign languages - Self-assessment of numeracy and literacy - Health, leisure, friends - Family and relationships - Background information (e.g., parents, citizenship) - Satisfaction The cognitive assessment implemented the following instruments: - PIAAC Literacy - PIAAC Numeracy - NEPS Reading Speed - NEPS Reading - NEPS Mathematics As in PIAAC 2012, the PIAAC assessment items were administered per default computer-based, but a paper-based version was available for respondents who could or would not work on the items on the computer. The NEPS items were paper-based only, as is usually the case in the NEPS. The design of the cognitive assessment is different for anchor persons and their partners. For the anchor persons, there were eight different assessment conditions: Two with only NEPS items, two with only PIAAC items, and four with some items from PIAAC and some from the NEPS. The partners of the anchor persons worked exclusively on NEPS items (two assessment conditions). Data Collection 2016 Core SOEP questionnaires were implemented in the 2016 data collection, with various extensions. In addition, a number of cognitive tasks were administered. The household questionnaire includes the following topics: - Living situation, conditions, and costs - Household income and benefits, wealth - Household possessions and customs - Children The person questionnaire includes questions on: - Background information, family, childhood, and cultural identity - Biographical calendar - Formal education (general and vocational education) - Adult education and training (vocational and general further training) [new module] - Work status, situation and history, skill mismatch - Income and benefits - Health, satisfaction, attitudes - Time use and leisure activities - Life events The following cognitive competencies short scales (from SOEP) were administered: - Animal naming task - Multiple-choice vocabulary intelligence test - Symbol-digit test Add-on Module: A subset of anchor persons participated in the Number Series Study (German Institute for International Educational Research, DIPF) which was carried out as a cooperative undertaking of the PIAAC-L project with the PIAAC Leibniz Network. The Number Series Study conducted by the DIPF was a part of research project within the PIAAC Leibniz Network (PIAAC-LN) and was funded by the Leibniz Community (Grant number SAW-2015-GESIS-2) and the Centre for International Student Assessment (ZIB; Grant Number ZIB2016). This study adds an important measure to the PIAAC-L data, namely a measure of reasoning. Various data sets are available under this study number: • Persons (2014) Units: All PIAAC-L 2014 respondents (anchor persons and household members 18+, with participation in data collection 2014) Content: Data from person questionnaire, including derived variables • Household (2014) Units: All PIAAC-L 2014 households Content: Data from household questionnaire, including derived variables • Weights (2014) Units: Anchor persons 2014 Content: Weighting factors • Persons (2015) Units: All PIAAC-L 2015 respondents (anchor persons and partners living in the same household, with participation in data collection 2015) Content: Questionnaire data, derived variables, cognitive assessment data, proficiency measures (plausible values for PIAAC literacy and PIAAC numeracy; weighted likelihood estimates (WLE) for NEPS reading and NEPS mathematics; WLEs for PIAAC literacy and PIAAC numeracy) • Weights (2015) Units: Anchor persons 2015 Contents: Weighting factors • Persons (2016) Units: All PIAAC-L 2016 respondents (anchor persons and household members 18+ with participation in data collection 2016) Content: Data from person questionnaire, including derived variables • Cognit (2015) Units: All PIAAC-L 2016 respondents (anchor persons and household members 18+ with participation in data collection 2016) Content: Data from three short tests of cognitive ability • NumberSeries (2015) Units: Pre-selected anchor persons in 2016 Content: Data from Number Series Study • Household (2016) Units: All PIAAC-L 2016 households Content: Data from household questionnaire, including derived variables • Weights (2016) Units: Anchor persons 2016 Content: Weighting factors • Calendar Units: All PIAAC-L 2014 and 2016 respondents (anchor persons and household members 18+ with participation in data collection 2014 and/or 2016) Content: Data from biographical calendar, spell data; this data set is incremental • Registry Units: All persons ever registered in PIAAC-L Content: Basic information on participation in the different waves of data collection; this data set is incremental and was updated each wave In order to comply with data protection legislation and to protect the identity of our respondents, a number of data confidentiality edits were implemented (suppression of variables or coarsening of information).
Categories Categories
  • Work and Industry
  • Occupation, Profession
  • Income
  • Family
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Society, Culture
  • Person, Personality, Role
  • Education, School Systems
  • Leisure
Topics Topics
  • 1 Labour and employment
  • 3 Education
  • 5.3 Cultural activities and participation
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators
  • 5.7 Social change
  • 5.8 Social behaviour and attitudes
  • 7 Health
  • 13 Social stratification and groupings
  • 17.2 Income, property and investment/saving
  • 19.2 Housing

Methodology

Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseThe starting point for the PIAAC-L sample consisted of the German PIAAC 2012 respondents that had given their consent to being re-contacted for a potential follow-up survey. In PIAAC 2012, these respondents were between 16 and 65 years of age, non-institutionalized and had their main residence in Germany, irrespective of nationality, residential status, and language skills. In waves 1 and 3, the PIAAC-L target population additionally included household members ages 18 and over that lived in the anchor person’s household (only for households of anchor persons that agreed to participate in PIAAC-L). In wave 2, the PIAAC-L target population was limited to anchor persons and partners of the anchor person living in the same household. Temporary non-participants in wave 2 were re-approached in wave 3.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Sample selection in PIAAC 2012: Two-stage stratified and clustered random sample from all persons in Germany (German and non-German) who resided in private households during the time of data collection and were between 16 and 65 years old. In the first stage municipalities were selected with a probability proportional to their size. In the second stage a systematic random sample of individuals was drawn from the selected municipalities’ registries. Only PIAAC respondents who had given their consent to being re-contacted for a follow-up survey and for whom a valid address was available after a panel attrition reduction measure was carried out at the end of 2013 were followed-up in PIAAC-L.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview: Computer-assisted (CAPI/CAMI)
  • Educational measurements and tests
Data Collection 2014: Face-to-face interview (CAPI) Data Collection 2015: Face-to-face interview (CAPI) and computer-based or paper-based cognitive assessment Data Collection 2016: Face-to-face interview (CAPI) and computer-based cognitive tasks
Time Method Time Method
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorKantar Public (previously: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung, München)
Date of Collection
  • 02.2014 - 08.2014 (wave 1)
  • 03.2015 - 08.2015 (wave 2)
  • 03.2016 - 07.2016 (wave 3)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
3.0.0 (current version)2017-12-14 new wave 2016; updates for "Registry", "Calendar", "Household_14", "Persons_14", "Persons_15" https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12925
2.1.02017-2-22 small corrections in data sets "persons" concerning the formats https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12734
2.0.02016-12-21 new wave 2015, update "Registry", corrections in "Persons_14" and "Weights_14" https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12707
1.1.02016-7-20 corrections in data set "persons_14" https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12576
1.0.02016-3-31 first archive edition https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12487
Errata in current version
none
Version changes
Changes between version 2.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2016-12-21data set Persons (2014)pbefr1_14: label errors fixed 2016-12-21
2016-12-21data set Persons (2014)PVLit1_14-PVLit10_14, PVNum1_14-PVNum10_14, PVPSL1_14-PVPSL10_14: plausible values updated due to changes in the computation of the survey weights and in the selection of background variables2016-12-21
2016-12-21data set Weight (2014)calculation of the cross-sectional weight (hrf_14) has been modified 2016-12-21
2016-12-21data set RegistryNew cases added (partners living in household of anchor persons in 2015); variables from 2014 were updated, new variables for 2015 added2016-12-21
Changes between version 1.1.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2016-7-20data set Persons (2014)pzu01_14, pzu02_14, pzu03_14, pzu04_14, pzu05_14, pzu06_14, pzu07_14, pzu08_14, pzu09_14, pzu10_14: data errors fixed2016-7-20
2016-7-20data set Persons (2014)piq01_14, piq02_14, piq03_14, piq04_14, piq05_14, piq06_14, piq07_14, lv07_ISCO08_14, lm07_ISCO08_14, l1ber_ISCO08_14, pber_ISCO08_14 : labels modified2016-7-20
2016-7-20data set Persons (2014)pbbil03_14, pbbilo_14, isced_soep_nat_14 and isced_soep_for_14: data errors fixed (these derived variables were slightly modified)2016-7-20

Further Remarks

NotesSurvey unit: adults; teenagers### Commissioned by: The Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Berlin Grant number 01 JP 1301 A, B, C Academic researchers that signed a user contract can download the data. The German PIAAC 2012 Scientific-Use-File is delivered together with the PIAAC-L data set for scientific use. International PIAAC 2012 Public-Use-Files for Germany and other PIAAC countries as well as analysis tools for these data can be downloaded from the OECD website (available for SPSS, SAS, and STATA).
Number of Units: Persons (2014): 6231 Household (2014): 3737 Weights (2014): 3758 Persons (2015): 4631 Weights (2015): 3263 Persons (2016): 4881 Cognit (2016): 4818 Household (2016): 2946 Weights (2016): 2967 NumberSeries (2016): 910 Calendar: 31361 Registry: 10343
Number of Variables: Persons (2014): 882 Household (2014): 353 Weights (2014): 8 Persons (2015): 1054 Weights (2015): 8 Persons (2016): 635 Cognit (2016): 589 Household (2016): 227 Weights (2016): 8 NumberSeries (2016): 104 Calendar: 14 Registry: 53
Data Type: SPSS, Stata
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata

Publications

Publications
  • Bartsch, S., Poschmann, K., & Burkhardt, L. (2017). Weighting in PIAAC-L 2014. GESIS Papers 2017|06. GESIS: Köln.
  • Burkhardt, L., & Bartsch, S. (2017a). Weighting in PIAAC-L 2015. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Burkhardt, L., & Bartsch, S.(2017b). Weighting in PIAAC-L 2016. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Carstensen, C. H., Gaasch, J. C., & Rothaug, E. (2017). Scaling PIAAC-L Cognitive Data: technical report. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Engelhardt, L. & Goldhammer, F. (2017). Number Series Study (DIPF): Technical Report. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Martin, S., Zabal, A., & Rammstedt, B. (2017). PIAAC-L data collection 2016: Technical report. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Perry, A., Helmschrott, S., Konradt, I., & Maehler, D.B. (2017). User guide for the German PIAAC scientific use file. GESIS Papers 2017|23. Köln: GESIS.
  • Rammstedt, B. (Ed.) (2013). Grundlegende Kompetenzen Erwachsener im internationalen Vergleich: Ergebnisse von PIAAC 2012. Münster: Waxmann.
  • Rammstedt, B., Danner, D. & Martin, S. (2016). The association between personality and cognitive ability: Going beyond simple effects. Journal of Research in Personality (62): 39-44. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2016.03.005.
  • Rammstedt, B., Martin, S., Zabal, A., Carstensen, C., & Schupp, J. (2017). The PIAAC Longitudinal Study in Germany - rationale and design. Large-scale Assessments in Education 5(4). doi:10.1186/s40536-017-0040-z
  • Steinacker, G., & Wolfert, S. (2017). Durchführung der 2. Erhebungswelle von PIAAC-L (Kooperative längsschnittliche Weiterverfolgung der PIAAC-Studie in Deutschland): Feldbericht zur Erhebung 2015. GESIS Papers 2017|04. GESIS: Köln: URN: nbn:de:0168-ssoar-50488-9
  • Steinacker, G., Wolfert, S., & Thümmel, K. (2017). Durchführung der 3. Erhebungswelle von PIAAC-L (Kooperative längsschnittliche Weiterverfolgung der PIAAC-Studie in Deutschland): Feldbericht zur Erhebung 2016. GESIS Papers 2017|27. GESIS: Köln.
  • Steinacker, G., Schmidt, S., Wolfert, S. & Schneekloth, U. (2016). Durchführung der 1. Erhebungswelle von PIAAC-L (Kooperative längsschnittliche Weiterverfolgung der PIAAC-Studie in Deutschland). Feldbericht zur Erhebung 2014. GESIS Papers 2016|05. Köln: GESIS.
  • Zabal, A., Martin, S., Massing, N., Ackermann, D., Helmschrott, S., Barkow, I. & Rammstedt, B. (2014). PIAAC Germany 2012: Technical report. Münster: Waxmann.
  • Zabal, A., Martin, S. & Rammstedt, B. (2016). PIAAC-L Data Collection 2014: Technical Report. GESIS Papers 2016|17. Köln: GESIS.
  • Zabal, A., Martin, S., & Rammstedt, B. (2017). PIAAC-L data collection 2015: Technical report. GESIS Papers 2017. Köln: GESIS.
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Groups

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Groups
  • PIAAC - Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies