Report , News of 21 April 2016

PIAAC-L data distribution - Inititial release of PIAAC-L data

Data from the first wave of the study PIAAC-L have been released on March 31st 2016. PIAAC-L is a joint project of the Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS), the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at DIW Berlin, and the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

In 2014, around 4,000 people in Germany between the ages of 18 and 67 who had previously taken part in PIAAC 2012 (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies) as well as their families were surveyed for the first wave of PIAAC-L, offering information on a total of more than 6,000 respondents. In the first wave the SOEP’s household, individual, and biographical questionnaires were used, thus providing a wide array of additional life course and contextual information for this unique sample.

The PIAAC-L data is available and can be linked with PIAAC 2012 data through the GESIS data archive.

Study description and data availability

Contact data of the GESIS data archive:
Phone: +49 (0)221-476 94-420,


For more information, please contact:
Simone Bartsch, SOEP (DIW Berlin)