Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Long-Term Study PIAAC-L approved by German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

10.12.2013
The Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS), the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), and the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) are together conducting one of the world’s first internationally comparable long-term studies on competencies in adults and their significance over the life course.

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?

These and similar questions are examined by the nationwide long-term study PIAAC-L (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies), for which funding worth over €5.7 million has now been approved by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF). PIAAC-L is continuing the work of PIAAC in the German context. PIAAC—a study by the OECD and also known as the PISA study for adults—analyzes everyday skills and abilities of adults by international comparison.

The study is carried out by researchers from the Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences GESIS, the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories LIfBi, and the German Socio-Economic Panel SOEP situated at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). About 5.000 people in Germany aged between 18 and 67 years who have participated in PIAAC before, as well as their families, are surveyed by PIAAC-L. Overall, the survey will take place on three occasions from 2014 through 2017.

Contact:
Monika Wimmer, Press referent, German Socio-Economic Panel SOEP
E-mail: mwimmer@diw.de
Kerstin Hollerbach, Head Communication, GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences, E-mail: kerstin.hollerbach@gesis.org

Dr. Götz Lechner, Public Relation , Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories, E-Mail: goetz.lechner@uni-bamberg.de

GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
As the largest German infrastructure institute for the Social Sciences, GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences, with its expertise and services, stands ready to advise researchers at all levels to answer socially relevant questions on the basis of the newest scientific methods, high quality data and research information. GESIS do this with essential research-based services and consulting, covering all levels of the scientific processes.
SOEP
The Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) is the largest and longest-running multidisciplinary longitudinal study in Germany. The SOEP is based at DIW Berlin and receives federal and state funding for research infrastructure as a member of the Leibniz Association (WGL) of German research institutes. Since 1984, the survey institute TNS Infratest Sozialforschung has been interviewing thousands of people for the SOEP each year. At present, the SOEP has around 30,000 respondents in around 15,000 households across Germany. The SOEP data provide information about people’s income, employment, education, health, and life satisfaction. Since the same individuals are surveyed every year, these data make it possible to analyze not only long-term social trends but also life-course patterns of specific social groups. Around 500 scholars worldwide use the SOEP data in their research.
LIfBi
The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) is a registered association promoting longitudinal studies in educational research in Germany. LIfBi provides fundamental, transregional, and internationally significant scientific, research-based infrastructure for educational research. As of January 1, 2014, LIfBI will run the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS).

Kerstin Hollerbach | idw
Further information:
http://www.gesis.org

More articles from Social Sciences:

nachricht Amazingly flexible: Learning to read in your thirties profoundly transforms the brain
26.05.2017 | Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften

nachricht Fixating on faces
26.01.2017 | California Institute of Technology

All articles from Social Sciences >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Neutron star merger directly observed for the first time

University of Maryland researchers contribute to historic detection of gravitational waves and light created by event

On August 17, 2017, at 12:41:04 UTC, scientists made the first direct observation of a merger between two neutron stars--the dense, collapsed cores that remain...

Im Focus: Breaking: the first light from two neutron stars merging

Seven new papers describe the first-ever detection of light from a gravitational wave source. The event, caused by two neutron stars colliding and merging together, was dubbed GW170817 because it sent ripples through space-time that reached Earth on 2017 August 17. Around the world, hundreds of excited astronomers mobilized quickly and were able to observe the event using numerous telescopes, providing a wealth of new data.

Previous detections of gravitational waves have all involved the merger of two black holes, a feat that won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics earlier this month....

Im Focus: Smart sensors for efficient processes

Material defects in end products can quickly result in failures in many areas of industry, and have a massive impact on the safe use of their products. This is why, in the field of quality assurance, intelligent, nondestructive sensor systems play a key role. They allow testing components and parts in a rapid and cost-efficient manner without destroying the actual product or changing its surface. Experts from the Fraunhofer IZFP in Saarbrücken will be presenting two exhibits at the Blechexpo in Stuttgart from 7–10 November 2017 that allow fast, reliable, and automated characterization of materials and detection of defects (Hall 5, Booth 5306).

When quality testing uses time-consuming destructive test methods, it can result in enormous costs due to damaging or destroying the products. And given that...

Im Focus: Cold molecules on collision course

Using a new cooling technique MPQ scientists succeed at observing collisions in a dense beam of cold and slow dipolar molecules.

How do chemical reactions proceed at extremely low temperatures? The answer requires the investigation of molecular samples that are cold, dense, and slow at...

Im Focus: Shrinking the proton again!

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, using high precision laser spectroscopy of atomic hydrogen, confirm the surprisingly small value of the proton radius determined from muonic hydrogen.

It was one of the breakthroughs of the year 2010: Laser spectroscopy of muonic hydrogen resulted in a value for the proton charge radius that was significantly...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

ASEAN Member States discuss the future role of renewable energy

17.10.2017 | Event News

World Health Summit 2017: International experts set the course for the future of Global Health

10.10.2017 | Event News

Climate Engineering Conference 2017 Opens in Berlin

10.10.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Terahertz spectroscopy goes nano

20.10.2017 | Information Technology

Strange but true: Turning a material upside down can sometimes make it softer

20.10.2017 | Materials Sciences

NRL clarifies valley polarization for electronic and optoelectronic technologies

20.10.2017 | Interdisciplinary Research

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>