Social Expenditure: Detailed data (Edition 2016)

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.


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