Social protection helps the underprivileged and vulnerable members of society to cope, covering public and private financial support and support services for job search, health care and daily living.
The state organises social protection through social insurance and social welfare. Social insurance provides a person at least a minimum income in the event of loss of employment, illness, birth of a child, incapacity for work and old age. Social welfare is aimed at improving the living standards of the most vulnerable members of society and preventing poverty. Social protection measures help people get their lives back on track. For example, in the event of job loss, temporary financial support and comprehensive advice are offered so that the person could find a new suitable job quickly.
Social protection statistics provide an overview of the underprivileged and vulnerable groups of society and of their standard of living.
Social protection statistics show
- how many pensioners there are in Estonia;
- how large is the average pension;
- what is the proportion of the population who have valid health insurance;
- how many people in Estonia need a social welfare service;
- how many children are without parental care;
- how many people receive unemployment insurance benefit.
Social protection statistics help to evaluate and plan measures in the field of social protection.