Table 1

Selected codes for social benefits in the DREAM database and participants in groups 2000 throughout 2009

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  • *Social benefit administered by the municipal social service department. Amount based on calculation of economic needs. Payment normally requires active job seeking through the Public Employment Service.

  • †Paid by the Public Employment Service to the employer of a long-term unemployed person.

  • ‡Municipally administered benefit paid to a person or transferred to an employer if the employer pays a normal wage to a sick-listed employee.

  • §Jobs for citizens receiving disability pension. Jobs are on special terms as regards pay and working hours. Normally, only a few hours weekly.

  • ¶Jobs created for persons with limited work capacity. Person receives a normal wage and the benefit is transferred to the employer. N: number in secondary group: a person may be present in several groups.