Overviews of the social budget in Germany 1960-2010.

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Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Sensch, Jürgen
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    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    The „Sozialbudget“ (budget for social services) is a Government’s of Germany report on expenditures on social affairs made in a given period of time. Social benefits includes all benefits and services that private households and individuals are granted by the State or by public bodies or companies to cover certain social risks and needs. They are funded mainly by contributions from the insured and the employer as well as financial supports of the state. On the expenditure side of the social budget the rendered financial service means are located. Central key numbers is the total amount of the benefit both, in absolute figures as well as in relation to gross domestic product (rate of social provisions). The structures and coherences of the social security system become most clear by analyzing the rendered financial services according to institutions and functions, as well as according to the methods and sources of their financing. The term ‘Institution’ (i.e. the service provider) refers to organizations, sub-units of territorial authorities (federal government, German states, communities) or participants as for example employers, managing benefits or to which benefit catalogs are attributed to. At institutional level the social budget is in the following parts: the social security systems (pension insurance, nursing insurance, health insurance, unemployment insurance, accident insurance), special systems (pension funds for selected occupational groups, eg. pension schemes for farmers and farm-workers), systems of public services, employer´s contributions, compensation systems, promotional and welfare systems (child and parental benefits, basic support for job seekers, social welfare) as well as tax benefits. Furthermore, the benefits of the social service budget are distinguished by their purpose and their function. Functions are social facts (risks or needs), whose occurrence triggers entitlements to social security. Functional groups are marriage and family, health, employment, age and survivors on the one hand and other functions (Housing, capital formation, consequences of political decisions and general living counselling and support) on the other hand. Under a third classification social benefits are listed by their typ. In this context social benefits are differentiated by single and periodical benefits, non-cash payments and administrative expenditures. On the financing side actual and imputed incomes are listed and divided by Institutions, kind of financing, and source of financing. The types of financing include the social contributions of insured and employers, payments of public funds and other receipts. Funding sources are the economic sectors from which the funds are provided: companies, government, private households, nonprofit institutions, etc. Datatables A. Sozialbudget: Übersichten (1960 – 2010) (Social Budget: Overviews) A.01 Sozialbudget: Leistungen nach Arten, in Mrd. Euro (Social Budget: services by typ, in Mrd. EURO) A.02 Sozialbudget: Sozialleistungsquoten nach Funktionen, in Prozent (Social Budget: Benefit rates by functions, in percent) A.03 Sozialbudget: Finanzierung nach Arten, in Mrd. Euro (Social Budget: financing by typ) A.04 Sozialbudget: Finanzierung nach Quellen, in Mrd. Euro (Social budget: financing by source) A.05 Sozialbudget: Sozialleistungen insgesamt, Sozialleistungsquote, BIP (Social budget: social benefits in total, social benefit rate, GDP B. Sozialbudget, gegliedert nach Institutionen (1960 – 2010) (Social budget, differentiated by institutions) B.01 Sozialleistungen nach Institutionen, in Millionen Euro (Social benefits by institutions) B.02 Sozialleistungen nach Institutionen, Struktur in % (Social benefits by institutions, in percent) B.03 Sozialleistungen nach Institutionen, Anteile am Bruttoinlandsprodukt in % (Social benefits by institutions, proportion of the gross domestic product in percent) C. Sozialbudget, gegliedert nach Funktionen I (1960 – 2004) (Social budget, differentiated by function I) C.01 Sozialleistungen nach Funktionen, in Millionen Euro (Social budget by function in mill. Euro) C.02 Sozialleistungen nach Funktionen, Struktur in % (Social budget by function in percent) C.03 Sozialleistungen nach Funktionen, Anteile am Bruttoinlandsprodukt in % (Social benefits by function, proportion of the gross domestic product in percent) D. Sozialbudget, gegliedert nach Funktionen II (1991 bis 2010) (Social budget, differentiated by function II) D.01 Sozialleistungen nach Funktionen II, in Millionen Euro (Social budget by function II in mill. Euro) D.02 Sozialleistungen nach Funktionen II, Struktur in % (Social budget by function II in percent) D.03 Sozialleistungen nach Funktionen II, Anteile am Bruttoinlandsprodukt in % (Social benefits by function II, proportion of the gross domestic product in percent)
Temporal Coverage
  • 1960 / 2010
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 241
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8593 (Type: ZA-No.)
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Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 19 | Registration Date: 2014-12-04