How are the job effects interpreted?

The job effect expresses the overall conclusion in existing research concerning the effect of an intervention on a given target group. The conclusion concerning an effect may be either: “Positive”, “Negative” or “No effect”. A positive job effect means that the intervention has a significant positive effect in terms of helping the target group enter employment or training/education.

However, the job effect is only positive if the research results for a given intervention and target group show a positive effect, and the relative net stock of knowledge is higher than 55 %. Where this is not the case, the conclusion will be either “Few studies” or “Conflicting”.

Read more about the calculations of job effects

The job effect will generally be based on research results founded on effect measurements relating to employment, self-support, unemployment or fit to return to work. When searching for job effects, it is possible, however, to specify the effect measurement on which the job effect should be based. In addition, it is important to remember that the majority of the literature on effects provides knowledge about the average effect of the intervention for a given target group. Thus, it is not necessarily effects that will occur for all unemployed, who participate in a given labour market intervention, but just an average effect for the target group.

All study results shown at have been entered by using an entry protocol, which you can see here: Entry protocol (please note that the entry protocol is written in Danish).