Attachment to employment, education and welfare benefits

12438: Country background for residents 15 years and older, by sex, age, level of education and labour force status 2008 - 2017
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Nadiya Fedoryshyn, Statistics Norway
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All 1s and 2s have been replaced by 0 or 3 in order to meet privacy requirement.
As from 2015, the statistics on employed people is based on new data sources (a-ordning), see more details in 'About the statistics'. The total number of employees is also no longer coordinated with Labor Force Survey (LFS), and thus no longer corresponds to LFS's total. Consequently, the totals starting from 2015 are not comparable to totals in previous years.
Level of education refers to highest completed level of education in the reference year.
priority labour force status
For persons enrolled in multiple activities/benefits simultaneously, status is prioritized in the following order (top to bottom): employed, registered unemployed, participant in labor market measures, in ordinary education, recipient of work assessment allowance, recipient of disability benefits, recipient of contractual early retirement pension, recipient of retirement pension, other (for example social assistance or unknown status). This priority means, for example, that a person who is both undergoing regular education and receiving disability benefits is considered as undergoing regular education in the statistics. For more information, see 'About the statistics.'
level of education
Statistics Norway lacks information about educational level for some immigrants. For this group, the missing level of education has been estimated in the statistics starting from year 2008. The purpose of this is to provide better statistics on aggregate levels over the level of education for immigrants in the register.
Upper secondary education
Upper secondary education includes intermediate level courses based on completed upper secondary level, but which are not accredited as tertiary education.
priority labour force status
Other employed
«Other employed» - comprises employees who also receive benefits not mentioned in other groups of employees in the statistics. These benefits include sickness benefits, pensions other than from NAV, unemployment benefits, cash-for-care benefits etc.
Other benefits
«Other benefits» - includes for example recipients of cash-for-care benefits, single mother/father benefit and social assistance.

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