Social Expenditure

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The OECD Social Expenditure Database (SOCX) has been developed in order to serve a growing need for indicators of social policy. It includes reliable and internationally comparable statistics on public and mandatory and voluntary private social expenditure at programme level. SOCX provides a unique tool for monitoring trends in aggregate social expenditure and analysing changes in its composition. The main social policy areas are as follows: old age, survivors, incapacity-related benefits, health, family, active labour market programmes, unemployment, housing, and other social policy areas.
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Keywords:  social spending, social policy, social expenditure, statistics
 

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Annual
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/data-00167-en
Years covered: 
1980 onwards

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The Detailed data dataset is a subset of the OECD Social Expenditure Database (SOCX) database, has been developed in order to serve a growing need for indicators of social policy. It includes extensive reliable and internationally comparable statistics on public and mandatory and voluntary private social expenditure. It provides a unique tool for monitoring trends in aggregate social expenditure and analysing changes in its composition. The main social policy areas are as follows: old age, survivors, incapacity-related benefits, health, family, active labor market programmes, unemployment, housing, and other social policy areas. The data is presented by country with the name of programme as a core variable. Data are expressed in current prices in national currency in millions terms and are presented from 1980 onwards.

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Keywords:  mandatory private, unemployment, family, survivors, housing, statistics, health, active labour market programmes, public, social expenditure, voluntary private
 
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