Cohort Study: Transition from Social Assistance to Employment in the Netherlands (2021)

A recent cohort study in the Netherlands has tracked individuals up to 18 months after their exit from social assistance to explore their subsequent employment status. The study examined whether these individuals secured employment, remained on social assistance, or received unemployment benefits during the follow-up period.

The analysis focused on three points in time: 6, 12, and 18 months after transitioning to employment. To determine the individuals’ situations at these intervals, the researchers considered their activities in the preceding months. Distinctions were made based on different populations, taking into account the duration of social assistance benefits and the circumstances in the months preceding the transition.

The findings are presented visually in a Sankey diagram within the dashboard, allowing for a clear understanding of transitions between different situations. The table provides static figures for months 6, 12, and 18, while the Sankey diagram visually illustrates the dynamic shifts in individuals’ circumstances over time.