The Out-of-Work Benefits Dataset (OUTWB)
The Out-of-Work Benefits Dataset (OUTWB) dataset covers various types of out-of-work benefits in a large number of countries. Variables in the dataset are calculated based on information provided by the OECD (Benefit and Wages project), http://www.oecd.org/els/soc/benefits-and-wages.htm
.The dataset does not only include net replacement rates across a great number of earnings-levels, but includes also various measures capturing the progressivity of income replacement. Besides unemployment insurance, the various benefits packages in the dataset include information on unemployment assistance, social assistance, child benefits, fiscal benefits and housing allowances. In the current version, the dataset includes 39 countries covering the years 2001-2011.
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Please acknowledge the SPIN research infrastructure and the specific data module.
Our empirical analyses are based on data from the Out-of-Work Benefits Dataset (OUTWB), provided as part of the Social Policy Indicator (SPIN) database (Nelson et al. 2020).
Nelson, K., Fredriksson, D., Korpi, T., Korpi, W., Palme, J. and O. Sjöberg. 2020. The Social Policy Indicators (SPIN) database. International Journal of Social Welfare. 29
(3). 285-289. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijsw.12418