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Data Category: Social Indicator Statistics
Data Release Agencies: Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, Executive Yuan
Data Item:Social Protection Expenditure Statistics

1.Data Compiling and Release Agencies:

   *Release Agency:Department of Statistics, Directorate General of Budget, Accounting & Statistics (DGBAS)
   *Data Compiling Agency:Social Indicator Section, Department of Statistics, Directorate General of Budget, Accounting & Statistics (DGBAS)
   *Tel No.:886-2-2380-3436
   *Fax No.:886-2-2380-3444
   *Email:morilfen@dgbas.gov.tw

2.Release Form

 (1)Oral:
     *Press Conference or Briefing:YesNone

 (2)Written:

     *Press Release:YesNone

     *Statistic Tables:None.

     *BooksNone.

 (3)Online

     *Online Press Releases, Table, Book or Database, URL1:https://www.stat.gov.tw/lp.asp?ctNode=5561&CtUnit=1818&BaseDSD=29&mp=4

     *Online Press Releases, Table, Book or Database, URL2:https://eng.stat.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=43632&CtNode=6466&mp=5

     *Online Press Releases, Table, Book or Database, URL3:None.

     *Online Press Releases, Table, Book or Database, URL4:None.

     *Floppy Disk:YesNone
     *Disc:YesNone
     *Other:None.

3.the Data Scope, Periodicity and Timeliness

     *Coverage and Object:
Taiwan-Fukien area is covered statistical object is included the expenditure of social protection schemes, which are administered by public institutions or set up by legislation.

     *Statistical Standard Time:
From January 1 to December 31.

     *Definition of Statistical Items:
As being defined by International Labour Organization (ILO), social protection encompasses all interventions intended to relieve households and individuals of the burden of a defined set of risks or needs and ensures people effective access to essential health care and basic income security, including old-age, invalidity/disability, survivors, sickness and health, maternity, family and children, unemployment, employment injury and occupational disease, housing, as well as other income support and assistance. Social protection expenditure is classified into social benefits, administration costs and other expenditures.

     *Statistical Unit:
1. dollars¡Gmillion NT$ 2. annual growth rate or proportion¡G¢H¡C

     *Statistical Classification:
According to social security inquiry manual of ILO, social benefits can be distinguished by functions, including old-age, invalidity/disability, survivors, sickness and health, maternity, family and children, unemployment, employment injury and occupational disease, housing, as well as other income support and assistance. Benefits are provided in cash or in-kind.

     *Release Periodicity(the frequency of data compilation or producing, such as month, quarter, year, etc.):Annual.

     *Timeliness (the interval between the end of statistical standard time and data release time): 1 Year.

     *Major Change:
(1)Since 2006, DGBAS had compiled social security statistics annually, according to the manuals of ILO and OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) definition, and disseminated these data through ¡§Social Indicators Yearbook¡¨ and website.
(2)Since 2011, DGBAS had stopped to compile social security statistics, due to the increasing work of social statistics and the key work of compiled the National Well-being Indicators added in the limited manpower.
(3)Currently, social welfare has been an important policy of nation and issue of concerned by the public. Further, Legislative Yuan had passed the resolution of central government general budget proposal of 2017, and confirmed DGBAS would recompile social security statistics according to ILO definition since 2017. In addition, social security expenditure statistics had been renamed as social protection expenditure statistics , because noticed that social benefits include contributory schemes (social insurance) and non-contributory schemes (social assistance) together.

4.Release Information

     *Announce Release Date in Advance:
Published in the website of DGBAS, advance release calendar DGBAS release and regulatory item, URL: https://win.dgbas.gov.tw/dgbas03/bs7/calendar/calendar.asp?SelOrg=1

     *Simultaneously Send Unit:
DGBAS Website(https://www.dgbas.gov.tw), National Statistics, Republic of China (Taiwan)(https://eng.stat.gov.tw/).

5.Data Quality

     *Statistical Methodology and Source Data:
The sources of data include final accounting financial statement of all sections of government, including government final accounting and subsidiary agencies final accounting, and data from information management system of government budget and accounting, data of administrative statistical tables, statistical yearbook etc. , and the statistical survey handled by DGBAS to catch the data of social benefits, including cash or in-kind, from central and local government departments, and statistical survey from subsidiary agencies final accounting(Enterprise Divisions) etc. Social protection expenditure can be sorted by functions and schemes.

     *the Mechanism to Ensure the Reliability and Accuracy:
Social protection expenditure statistics are compiled according to the definition of ILO, using the open data of final accounting of government, and all the data are compiled in accordance with rigor or openness.

6.Remarks and Advance Notice of Related Changes:

Annual release includes the statistics for the previous year and the revision for the statistics released in last year according to the up-to-date data.

7.Other Announcements

     *Notes:None.

     *Regulatory StatusYesNo
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