Social Expenditure - Reference series
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Social Expenditure - Reference seriesAbstract

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. It covers 38 OECD countries for the period 1980-2019/21 and estimates for aggregates for 2020-22. A Social Expenditure Update - 8-page report- can be found under 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. SOCX sources and methodology are described in The OECD SOCX Manual – 2019 edition- A guide to the OECD Social Expenditure Database

The OECD SOCX Manual – 2019 edition- A guide to the OECD Social Expenditure Database
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Source: OECD, National Accounts database.

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Social protection data transfer to OECD.Stat is on-going. More statistics related to social protection can be accessed via the "social policy statistics portal".