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    1,059,000 recipients of basic security benefits in old age and in cases of reduced earning capacity in December 2017

    In December 2017, just under 1,059,000 people aged 18 or over in Germany received basic security benefits in old age and in cases of reduced earning capacity in accordance with the German Social Code, Book XII, Chapter 4 (SGB XII). The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the...

    Press release

    2018-03-28

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    7.9 million recipients of minimum social security benefits at the end of 2016

    At the end of 2016, nearly 7.9 million people received minimum social security benefits in Germany. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was a decrease of 1.6% compared with the end of 2015 when just under 8.0 million people had received minimum social security benefits.

    Press release

    2017-11-29

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    Youth welfare offices place an increasing number of children in residential care

    All in all, 53,300 children or young people in Germany were placed in residential care or in another form of supported housing by youth welfare offices in 2016. To coincide with the present International Children's Rights Day, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that this was a 20%...

    Press release

    2017-11-20

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    Integration assistance for disabled people: number of recipients up by 1.3% in 2016

    In 2016, roughly 895,000 people in Germany received integration assistance for disabled people in accordance with the German Social Code, Book XII, Chapter 6 (SGB XII). The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the number of recipients rose by 1.3% compared with the previous year.

    Press release

    2017-11-17

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    Household allowance paid to roughly 631,000 households at the end of 2016

    At the end of 2016, approximately 631,000 households in Germany received housing allowance. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this represented 1.5% of all households.

    Press release

    2017-10-05

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    Number of procedures to assess child endangerment up 5.7% in 2016

    Youth welfare offices in Germany carried out approximately 136,900 procedures to assess child endangerment in 2016. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was an increase of 5.7% on the previous year.

    Press release

    2017-10-04

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    374.000 people received subsistence payments at the end of 2016

    At the end of 2016, roughly 374,000 people in Germany received subsistence payments in accordance with the 3rd Chapter of the Twelfth Book of the Social Code (SGB XII on public assistance). The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that 54% of them were men and 46% were women. 

    Press release

    2017-08-31

  • Relevanz: 100

    Poverty risk still varies between Länder

    In terms of the at-risk-of-poverty rate, the poverty risk was lowest in the southern Länder of Baden-Württemberg (11.9%) and Bayern (12.1%) in 2016. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the highest poverty risk in all of Germany was recorded for Bremen (22.6%), followed by ...

    Press release

    2017-08-29

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    Public assistance expenditure up 4.5% in 2016

    In 2016, net expenditure on public assistance benefits according to the Social Code, Book XII (SGB XII on public assistance) amounted to 29.0 billion euros in Germany. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was a 4.5% increase on 2015.

    Press release

    2017-08-24

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    84,200 children and young people were taken into care in 2016

    In 2016, the youth welfare offices in Germany took temporary measures for the protection of 84,200 children and young people by taking them into care. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was an increase of 6,600 or 8.5% on 2015. Even though the increase was much lower...

    Press release

    2017-08-23

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