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The system of social reporting in official statistics provides a wide range of comparable data on the Federation and the Lšnder levels regarding minimum social security as well as poverty and social exclusion. The joint project of the Federal Statistical Office and the statistical offices of the Lšnder is carried out by a working group and consists mainly of two components:

The first component is the publication of reports on minimum social security in Germany. Taking stock of the current situation, the first report published gives an overview of the benefits, numbers of cases, structures and expenditure of the system of minimum social security until reporting year 2006

The second component of the project system of social reporting in official statistics is the provision of indicators to measure poverty and social exclusion at the levels of the Federation and the Lšnder. This is to take account of the growing demand for comparable social indicators at regional levels. The selection of indicators is based on the recommendations of the European Union.

The range of data offered comprises a selection of core indicators from these areas:

The data supply will be systematically expanded by indicators for deeper regional units. At-risk-of-poverty-rates for deeper regional units can be found here.

The range of information offered by the system of social reporting also comprises a description of the Data source, and a Glossary of the terms and definitions used.

Direct access to the indicators/data tables:

A. Income poverty and income distribution
A.1 At-risk-of-poverty rates
A.2 At-risk-of-poverty thresholds
A.3 Gini coefficient
A.4 High-income rates
B. Dependence on benefits of Minimum Social Security
B.1 Minimum social security rate
C. Qualification level
C.1 Early school leavers
C.2 Persons with low educational attainment
D. Labour force participation
D.1 Persons in households without persons in employment
D.2 Unemployment rate
D.3 Long-term unemployment rate
D.4 Labour force participation rate
D.5 Employment/population ratio

Only this overview is given in English, please look for the German version for other informations.

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