Target groups


Target group selection in the search

The first thing you need to decide when choosing a target group is whether you are interested in finding the job effect for unemployed or sick-listed. To help you make this choice, we have described the target groups you can choose between, for respectively "Unemployed" and "Sick-listed.

Unemployed

Under the "Unemployed" category, you can select "All unemployed", "Insured unemployed" and/or "Non-insured unemployed". In addition, you can select the following sub-categories of all unemployed individuals:

  • Short-term unemployed
  • Long-term unemployed
  • Unemployed with other problems than unemployment
  • Unemployed with no other problems than unemployment
  • Labour-market-ready unemployed

For insured unemployed individuals, you can select the following sub-categories:

  • Insured short-term unemployed
  • Insured long-term unemployed
  • Insured unemployed with no other problems than unemployment
  • Insured unemployed with other problems than unemployment

While you can select the following sub-categories for non-insured unemployed:

  • Non-insured short-term unemployed
  • Non-insured long-term unemployed
  • Labour-market-ready non-insured unemployed
  • Non-labour-market-ready non-insured unemployed

The "All unemployed" target group is relevant if you want to find the job effect for both insured and non-insured unemployed, whereas "Insured unemployed" and "Non-insured unemployed" target groups are relevant if you want to view unemployed individuals who are either insured or non-insured.

Insured unemployed is the group of unemployed individuals assessed to be closest to the labour market, as this group has recently been in employment or completed education. However, insured unemployed comprises unemployed is comprised of individuals with strong resources and less resources. Therefore, it may be relevant to view the length of unemployment and whether the insured unemployed individuals have other problems than unemployment, such as substance/alcohol abuse or language issues.

The non-insured unemployed are generally far from the labour market, unless they are considered to be labour-market-ready. Therefore, it may be relevant to be able to divide the non-insured with regard to readiness to work. In addition, it may also be interesting to view the length of unemployment, as some labour-market-ready non-insured individuals end up being unemployed for a long time due to various reasons.

Sick-listed*

Under the "Sick-listed" category, you can select "All sick-listed", "Sick-listed from unemployment" and "Sick-listed from employment". For each of the three groups, it is possible to select the sub-categories:

  • Mild mental illness
  • Severe mental illness
  • Physical disorders

"Mild mental illness" includes anxiety, depression and stress, whereas "Severe mental illness" includes personality disorders. "Physical disorders" include musculoskeletal disorders and cancer.

The "All sick-listed" target group is relevant if you want to find the job effect for individuals sick-listed from employment and from unemployment, whereas the "Sick-listed from employment" and "Sick-listed from unemployment" target groups are relevant if you want to view sick-listed individuals who are either close to the labour market or far from the labour market. 

*Please note, studies and study results on the target group "sick-listed" are not accessible before the third quarter of 2019.