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Benefits During Sickness or in Connection with Childbirth

In Statistics Bank Denmark the statistics are published s in the tables under the subject Sickness benefits and Maternity benefits In addition, the statistics include the Statistical Ten Year Overview.

Release calendar

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Release calendar access

The Release Calender can be accessed on our English website: Release Calender.

User access

Statistics are always published at 8:00 a.m. at the day announced in the release calendar. No one outside of Statistics Denmark can access the statistics before they are published.

News release

No "Nyt" is published for these Statistics


There are no publications in English.

On-line database

The statistics are published in StatBank Denmark under the subject Living conditions - Persons receiving public benefits - Sickness benefits and Living conditions - Persons receiving public benefits - Maternity benefits in the following tables:

  • SOCDAG00: Sickness and maternity benefits, all cases by region, movement, sex, age, type of benefit and time
  • SOCDAG1: Sickness and maternity benefits by type of benefit, movement, age, sex and time.

Illness only: - SOCDAG2: Share of employed with longer time illness by industry, socioeconomic status, employment, sex and time.

Maternity leave only: - SOCDAG10: Total leave after birth - all parents by parental leave weeks, average amount of days per child and time. - BARSEL01: Parental leave after birth by unit, benefit rights, leave, educational combination, region and time. - BARSEL02: Parental leave, cohabitants, after birth by unit, benefit rights, leave, educational combination, region and time. - BARSEL03: Parental leave, non cohabitants, after birth by unit, benefit rights, existence, educational combination, region and time.

Micro-data access

Researchers and other analysts from authorized research institutions can access statistics Micro-data through Statistics Denmark Research Services


The register for sickness and childbirth benefits provides data for The Statistics People Receiving Public Benefits, The Law Model, Absence and The Labour Market Account. In addition the register is used for custom-made analyses at ad hoc basis.

Confidentiality - policy

The statistics respect Statistics Denmark's general policy for protection of personal data.

Confidentiality - data treatment

Statistics Denmark policy of confidence is respected. By publishing cells containing fewer persons than three are omitted.

Documentation on methodology

The basis and content for the statistics is described in this statistical documentation.

Quality documentation

Results from the quality evaluation of products and selected processes are available in detail for each statistics and in summary reports for the Working Group on Quality.