The ROA statistics website offers access to project related data.

Education and Labour Market Project (POA)

Funded by: Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW), the UWV Werkbedrijf, the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV), the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK), the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (SZW), the foundation for the Co-operation Vocational Education, Training and the Labour Market (SBB) and Randstad Nederland.

This project focuses on the match between education and occupation, the substitution processes in the labour market, and generates the mid-term forecasts for the labour market perspectives for about 100 educational programmes and occupations, 35 labour market regions and 21 industry sectors in the Netherlands.

Using a variety of data and own econometric models we forecast labour demand (i.e., expansion, replacement and substitution demand) and supply (i.e., influx of graduates in into the labour market) ROA computes early warning indicators for imbalances on the labour market. Our labour market forecasts are updated every other year.

These early warning indicators are useful to the youth when considering their educational and occupational choice, to the unemployed and unemployed placement office when considering retraining or career changes, to employers in their hiring policy and to policy makers who are concerned about the optimality of the match between educational demand and supply on the labour market.

As part of this project, we produce an online statistical database containing our labour market forecasts and actual labour market information, the ‘Arbeidsmarktinformatiesysteem (AIS)’.

Available online database:

AIS Actualisering 2022
-information available on detailedlevels of education and occupation.
-access available for project funders.
-access available for others after registration, please contact Sander Dijksman

School-leaver Surveys (SIS) 

Since the early nineties the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) has conducted research among recent school-leavers in most sectors of education in the Netherlands. The surveys among different groups of school-leavers have been strongly standardized, and the resulting data has been integrated into a single School-leavers Information System (SIS). This system is designed to function as a monitoring instrument for the transition from school to work, covering the full breadth of the Dutch education system. ROA bears the responsibility for the design, implementation and management of SIS. The field work for the various surveys is conducted by DESAN Research Solutions in Amsterdam.

Available online database:

School-leaver surveys