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SOCIAL BENEFITS

Statistics Directorate    
French Equivalent: Prestations sociales

Definition:
Social benefits are current transfers received by households intended to provide for the needs that arise from certain events or circumstances, for example, sickness, unemployment, retirement, housing, education or family circumstances.

Source Publication:
SNA 8.7.

Hyperlink:
http://esa.un.org/unsd/sna1993/introduction.asp

Statistical Theme: Social and welfare statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Thursday, November 22, 2001