An ethnografical study of the challenges connected with being unemployed

Min A-Kasse (My Unemployment Fund) wanted to put focus on the human consequences of unemployment, which are often missing from the public debate concerning labour market politics. Therefore, Actant conducted an in-depth analysis of how eight selected currently or previously unemployeed persons experience the negative challenges in connection with not having a job. Min A-Kasse has subsequently used the results of the study as basis for the campaign ‘Sorry, Denmark, I’m unemployed’.


You’ve succeeded in being both concise and in-depth. Very, very good job. After reading this, you will have gained a lot of knowledge as to what it’s like not to have a job. It’s a strong end product. 

Simon Bauer, former Head of Communications at Min A-kasse (Now: Head of Communications at AK-Samvirke)

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