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Social protection expenditure and financing

Producer: National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
Homepage: http://
Main topic: Social Protection
Related topics: Government Finance
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): Yes


According to the ESSPROS system, social protection encompasses all interventions from public or private bodies that are intended to relieve households and individuals of the burden of a defined set of risks or needs. Benefits granted under a social protection scheme can take the form of benefits in cash and benefits in kind (services). Social protection covers risks and needs that may arise from sickness and health, disability and work incapacity, old age, death of a breadwinner, family and children, unemployment, housing or social exclusion


social security, social protection, costs, expenditure, social expenditure

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Last updated 20.12.2016