Social protection benefits by functions, criteria, implementation 1994-2012


This table gives an overview of the social protection benefits available in the Netherlands. Social protection benefits are classified as all benefits that fall under social services, social security laws, pension insurance, social benefits paid directly by employers and social benefits in kind paid by the government to families. The benefits concern both benefits in kind and cash benefits.

Social protection benefits protect recipients against certain risks or provide in certain needs. These risks and needs are grouped into nine functions. The social protection schemes are also classified by five criteria and eleven underlying categories, as laid down in the European System of Social Protection Statistics (ESSPROS) programme. This programme aims to improve the comparability of international social protection statistics. The function "Education" is not a part of social protection in the sense of ESSPROS.
However, this function is included in the table to provide a complete picture of social protection in the Netherlands. Lastly the benefits are classified by the sector providing the benefit.

In line with the regulations in the European System of Accounts (ESA95), benefits are recorded when they are claimed (accrual-based recording), not when they are paid (cash-based recording).

Data available from 1994 to 2012.

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are definite up to 2010, revised provisional for 2011 and provisional for 2012. Because this table is discontinued, figures will not be updated anymore.

Changes as of 10 April 2015.
None, this table is discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable anymore.

Social protection benefits by functions, criteria, implementation 1994-2012

Periods Total social protection benefits (mln euro) Functions social protection benefitsSickness/Health care (mln euro) Functions social protection benefitsDisability (mln euro) Functions social protection benefitsOld age (mln euro) Functions social protection benefitsSurvivors (mln euro) Functions social protection benefitsFamily (mln euro) Functions social protection benefitsUnemployment (mln euro) Functions social protection benefitsHousing (mln euro) Functions social protection benefitsEducation (mln euro) Functions social protection benefitsSocial exclusion not mentioned above (mln euro) Criteria for social protection benefitsDecision-makingGovernment-controlled schemes (mln euro) Criteria for social protection benefitsDecision-makingNon-government-controlled schemes (mln euro) Criteria for social protection benefitsLegal enforcementCompulsory schemes (mln euro) Criteria for social protection benefitsLegal enforcementNon-compulsory schemes (mln euro) Criteria for social protection benefitsEstablishment of entitlementsContributory schemes (mln euro) Criteria for social protection benefitsEstablishment of entitlementsNon-contributory schemes (mln euro) Criteria for social protection benefitsScopeUniversal schemes (mln euro) Criteria for social protection benefitsScopeGeneral schemes (mln euro) Criteria for social protection benefitsScopeSpecial schemes (mln euro) Criteria for social protection benefitsLevel of protectionBasic schemes (mln euro) Criteria for social protection benefitsLevel of protectionSupplementary schemes (mln euro) ImplementationDirectly through employers (mln euro) ImplementationPension funds / Insurance companies (mln euro) ImplementationSoc. benefits ind. non-market producers (mln euro) ImplementationSector Government (mln euro)
1995 92,888 25,129 11,110 28,581 4,933 4,040 8,756 1,215 4,633 4,492 76,381 16,507 91,677 1,211 38,916 53,972 38,869 20,705 33,314 73,058 19,830 7,627 14,829 2,613 67,819
2000 105,071 30,311 12,150 38,279 5,575 4,716 5,310 1,545 1,746 5,439 81,039 24,032 104,813 258 54,581 50,490 40,606 20,410 44,055 82,641 22,430 9,347 20,576 3,113 72,035
2005 135,103 40,931 13,002 49,864 7,018 6,490 8,150 1,712 1,653 6,283 103,485 31,618 134,039 1,064 70,712 64,391 52,202 24,650 58,251 104,743 30,360 10,492 28,018 3,735 92,858
2008 161,953 55,841 14,091 57,373 7,169 7,026 6,159 2,164 1,769 10,361 125,981 35,972 156,887 5,066 85,099 76,854 55,340 62,300 44,313 120,140 41,813 9,849 31,097 4,100 116,907
2009 171,930 59,648 14,305 59,614 7,083 7,413 8,259 2,151 1,756 11,701 134,976 36,954 166,458 5,472 89,989 81,941 57,944 68,444 45,542 127,819 44,111 9,931 31,869 4,458 125,672
2010 179,230 62,582 14,445 62,572 7,250 7,286 9,177 2,241 1,669 12,008 140,715 38,515 173,554 5,676 94,596 84,634 60,092 72,190 46,948 133,218 46,012 9,943 33,538 4,456 131,293
2011 184,082 65,059 14,158 64,558 7,309 7,235 8,755 2,319 1,659 13,030 144,613 39,469 178,640 5,442 96,199 87,883 62,249 74,048 47,785 136,366 47,716 9,670 34,471 4,642 135,299
2012* 189,856 67,739 13,974 67,388 7,409 6,591 10,107 2,326 1,671 12,651 149,235 40,621 184,998 4,858 98,255 91,601 63,559 77,132 49,165 141,076 48,780 9,344 35,744 4,630 140,138
Source: CBS.
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