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Activityguarantee

Country of implementation
Sweden
General short description of the innovation
Financial benefit for people between the ages 05 10-30 who most likely will not be able to work for at least a year on, due to sickness, disabilities or other damages. A person can be granted activity guarantee for no more than three years at a time. Your capacity to take any job on the regular labour market must be impaired by at least 25 %. The financial benefit is calculated in accordance with your previous income or if you have no or a very low previous income you will receive the guarantee amount. Fulltime activity guarantee gives you 64% of your previous income if you have one. You may take part in those activities you are able to, and which may aid in getting you back to the labour market. These should be planned together with your SIA-agent and may be partially refunded if they include a member or course fee for example.
Target group
Youth
Policy Field
  • employment
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
Introduced 2003, ongoing
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: structural
  • Budgets: No specific funding for the activity guarantee. It effects 4 expense areas in the budget: administrative costs of the PES, purchase of labor market training, wage-subsidies, benefits for unemployment insurance and activity support, plus tax credits and employment subsidies for hiring of certain long-term unemployed.
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: No specific funding for the activity guarantee. It effects 4 expense areas in the budget: administrative costs of the PES, purchase of labor market training, wage-subsidies, benefits for unemployment insurance and activity support, plus tax credits and employment subsidies for hiring of certain long-term unemployed.
  • Spatial coverage: national
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
To break the back and forth pattern go moving between labor market programs and open unemployment for certain groups in long-term unemployment and with difficulties getting a foothold on the labor market.
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
long-term, has been modulated somewhat throughout the years but all in all existing for over a decade.
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • dualisation
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • others
Intended target group
Young people 19-30
Working age population
  • employment situation (impaired capacity to work by at least 25 % )
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • supra/extra national organisations
Clarification of the role of various actors
New or reformed policies of this type requiring changes in legislation always go out on referral before being decided upon and implemented. Such referral instances usually include municipalities, social partners, evaluative public authorities and relevant interest organizations
Intended output
  • others
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
New or reformed policies of this type requiring changes in legislation always go out on referral before being decided upon and implemented. Such referral instances usually include municipalities, social partners, evaluative public authorities and relevant interest organizations
Intended and unintended outcomes
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