Finance statistics of social assistance in the broader sense

The finance statistics of social assistance in the broader sense provide information on net expenditure on means-tested social benefits in Switzerland. They are based on the Confederation's existing data collections and various other sources such as cantonal or financial compensation calculations. Expenditure is presented by benefit type and by canton. In addition, the share of costs borne by the Confederation, cantons and communes is shown. Detailed data can be found at : www.sozialhilfeiws.bfs.admin.ch

Surveys

Further information

Contact

Federal Statistical Office Section Social Welfare
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel

Switzerland

finstat@bfs.admin.ch

Tel.
+41 58 461 44 44

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Pandemic and statistical data collection

The current pandemic is affecting the entire country. In this difficult context and in order to measure the consequences, the FSO must continue to produce reliable statistical information for both the authorities and the public. We thank you in advance for your assistance should we contact you.

Remark

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