Data External Resource

ILO Social Security Database – Programmes and mechanisms




Work & Retirement, Macroeconomic Indicators, Family & Children, Living Conditions


The ILO Social Security Database is comprised by:
- Social Security Programmes and Mechanisms Database presents the social security systems worldwide.
- Social Security Expenditure Database provides information concerning social security expenditures derived from international sources.

The database provides quantitative and qualitative information on the following eight social security branches: sickness, maternity, old age, invalidity, survivors, family allowance, work injury and unemployment. In addition to information about the programs and related laws, it is possible to access coverage indicators, contextual and background data, and core social protection indicators as well.

The years covered may differ by country and topic.

Type of Database


Type of Data

Quantitative and qualitative