Social assistance 

Updated: 19.12.2014 - Next update: 30.12.2015

Social assistance recipients

This indicator reveals the risk of social exclusion, as social assistance is the last resort in terms of supporting income. Receipt of social assistance is an indicator closely linked to unemployment, which indirectly reveals the sufficiency of primary forms of support.

National Institute for Health and Welfare

Description of indicator

The indicator shows social assistance recipients as a percentage of the entire population during a calendar year. Population data refers to the situation at the year-end. According to these statistics, all social assistance recipients in a household are calculated separately, which means that children are included in the figures.