Mandatory activation for welfare recipients below age 30
The project will acquire knowledge about how the activation requirement for welfare recipients below age 30 that was introduced January 1, 2017 works.
The first part of the project will consist of quantitative effect evaluations of mandatory activation. We will investigate whether mandatory activation impacts welfare uptake, employment, income, education, and other outcomes. It is also important to investigate whether mandatory activation for some can lead to increased social exclusion.
We will undertake qualitative investigations in a sample of municipalities to assess different experiences with the mandatory activation requirement: In the second part of the project, we will interview employees at the welfare administration, while part three will consist of interviews with clients.