Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

DREAM
DREAM

Topic
Social Systems and Welfare
Work and Productivity
Relevance for this Topic
Country Denmark
URL
More Topics

Governance

Contact information

Statistics Denmark
Statistics Denmark
Sejroegade 11
DK-2100 Copenhagen
Denmark
Phone: (+45)39173130
Email: dst(at)dst.dk
Url: www.cfk.rm.dk/.../...tation%20-%20version%2028.pdf

Timeliness, transparency

N.A.

Type of data


Registry

Type of Study


Regitries

Data gathering method

Registries

Type of data


Registry

Type of Study


Registries

Data gathering method

Registries


Access to data

Conditions of access


Ministry of Employment is in charge of the data, but Statistics Denmark has an agreement with the Ministry and access to data can be applied at SD.


Permission to use the Danish Registers has to be requested from the Danish Data Protection Agency. This will extend the application process by 1-2 months.


Anomymised microdata.


SAS


Documentation available in English: http://www.dreammodel.dk/pdf/D2002_01.pdf http://www.dreammodel.dk/pdf/D1999_01.pdf http://www.dreammodel.dk/pdf/D1998_01.pdf

Access to data

Conditions of access


Ministry of Employment is in charge of the data, but Statistics Denmark has an agreement with the Ministry and access to data can be applied at SD.


Permission to use the Danish Registers has to be requested from the Danish Data Protection Agency. This will extend the application process by 1-2 months.


Anomymised microdata.


SAS


Documentation available in English: http://www.dreammodel.dk/pdf/D2002_01.pdf http://www.dreammodel.dk/pdf/D1999_01.pdf http://www.dreammodel.dk/pdf/D1998_01.pdf


Coverage


Data collection is ongoing since 1991. It covers all Danish people who have received transfer income. The data is updated weekly.


1991


N.A.


Covers the part of the population who have received transfer payments.


N.A.


Covers the part of the population who have received transfer payments.


Covers the entire population


The registry covers all transfer payments and employment status.


A report using the data is available in English at http://www.dreammodel.dk/pdf/D2002_01.pdf

Coverage


Data collection is ongoing since 1991. It covers all Danish people who have received transfer income. The data is updated weekly.


1991


N.A.


N.A.


Covers the part of the population who have received transfer payments.


Covers the entire population


The registry covers all transfer payments and employment status.


A report using the data is available in English at http://www.dreammodel.dk/pdf/D2002_01.pdf


Linkage


N.A.


Data from the DREAM database can be linked to other register data available at Statistics Denmark through an encrypted identification key.

Linkage


N.A.


Data from the DREAM database can be linked to other register data available at Statistics Denmark through an encrypted identification key.


Data quality


Data is updated as soon as a person is on a benefit for as little as one day, but since only one weekly registration is possible, information is sometimes overwritten. Information about unemployment is regarded as more important than information about cash benefits, and sickness benefits are regarded as more important than information about job activation.


Some of the codes do not apply for all years since politics, and therefore the different programmes have changed.


Data is updated weekly primarily using the same codes

Data quality


Data is updated as soon as a person is on a benefit for as little as one day, but since only one weekly registration is possible, information is sometimes overwritten. Information about unemployment is regarded as more important than information about cash benefits, and sickness benefits are regarded as more important than information about job activation.


Some of the codes do not apply for all years since politics, and therefore the different programmes have changed.


Data is updated weekly primarily using the same codes


Applicability


Strengths: The register is updated weekly, which makes it possible to perform exact longitudinal studies. It covers the entire population, which has received some kind of transfer payment. The data can also be linked to a range of different registers, e.g. social background information. Weaknesses: The dataset is not suitable for analyses on the population (but suitable for analysing changes over time).

Applicability


Strengths: The register is updated weekly, which makes it possible to perform exact longitudinal studies. It covers the entire population, which has received some kind of transfer payment. The data can also be linked to a range of different registers, e.g. social back ground information. Weaknesses: The dataset is not suitable for analyses on the population (but suitable for analysing changes over time).


  • The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
  • Chantal Nielsen
  • (see Partners)