MISSOC Comparative Tables Database

The MISSOC Comparative Tables Database contains detailed information on social protection in 32 countries, structured into 12 main chapters (tables): financing, healthcare, sickness, maternity/paternity, invalidity, old age, survivors, accidents at work and occupational diseases, family, unemployment, guaranteed minimum resources and long-term care. Each table is divided into numerous topics (categories) dealing with aspects such as legal basis, personal scope, eligibility conditions, amount of benefits etc. 

The Database allows free selection of the information in terms of both countries and categories. You can select one, several or all countries, categories and tables, by checking the corresponding boxes. Click on the triangles to expand or collapse tables and their (sub-) sections. Some categories and (sub-) sections are accompanied by a question mark. By clicking on the question mark, you will obtain a brief explanation of the relevant term and/or of the information covered by the corresponding category or (sub-) section ("Glossary"). 

The selected information can be viewed in HTML or in Excel. In the latter format, you may choose to display the information for a given country either in columns (Excel) or in rows (flip Excel). 

The information is updated on a biannual basis with validated information for the situation on 1 January and 1 July of each year. 

The information for January 2015 is not available for the UK.