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Personal Finances and Welfare, Social Statistics
Birgitte Lundstrøm
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Social resources

Social resources is a yearly measurement of social services delivered by municipalities concerning care for elderly, adults and children and young people receiving social benefits . The data are published for Denmark as a whole. Some data are further more grouped by regions or municipalities.

Data description

The statistics social resources is a survey concerning the municipalities social resources for children and juveniles, adults and elderly. Data are collected by six questionnaires and the following topics are covered:

  • Homes for the elderly, day centers and care centers.
  • Private helper for people with disabilities and food service
  • Integrated services
  • Dental care
  • Foster families, special institutions for children and juveniles, home training for children and juveniles
  • Wage supplement for care in connection with death of next of kin.

The questionnaires are available in Danish only.

Classification system

All data are divided by municipalities.

Places and clients in Homes for the elderly, day centers and care centers are divided by the following types of measure:

  • Nursing homes
  • Protected dwellings
  • Nursing dwellings mainly for elderly persons
  • General dwellings mainly for elderly persons
  • Private nursing homes

Further more number of places are divided by permanent dwellings, dwellings to temporarily stay/respite and dwellings for senile dementia. From 2020 dwellings for senile dementia are registered together with permanent dwellings. Number of clients are divided by age groups.

Dental care is divided by:

  • Municipal clinics
  • Private clinics
  • Orthodotic treatment

Further more dental care at municipal clinics and private clinics is divided by age groups.

Foster families are divided by:

  • Ordinary foster families, specifically approved
  • Municipal foster families, specifically approved
  • Foster families from the family network

Special institutions for children and juveniles are divided by children and juveniles being on fulltime and part-time and age groups.

Home training of children and juveniles by services are divided by age groups.

Attendant scheme for children and juveniles in special need for assistance are divided by age groups and sex.

Allowance to terminal care are divided by duration and age groups.

Other care to terminal care are divided by age groups.

Sector coverage

The statistics cover the municipal sector.

Statistical concepts and definitions

Recipient: A recipient is a person who for instance stays at a home for elderly or receives other kinds of social services.

Capacity units: Capacity units are the capacity that are available for municipalities in social institutions.

Institution: An institution is a location where social services are rendered. This might be a home for the elderly or a special all-day institution for children and young people.

Statistical unit

The units are recipients of different social services, the capacity that is available in social institutions or the number of providers of services.

Statistical population

The population is municipalities and social institutions that provide selected social services from the law on social services.

Reference area

The statistics cover Denmark.

Time coverage

  • RESP01 Places in social measures are available from 2007 and forward
  • RESI01 Clients in nursing dwellings and dwellings for the elderly are available from 2007 and forward
  • RESMAD Persons referral to home food delivery are available from 2008 and forward
  • RESSBU2 Special day-care for children and juveniles are available from 2019 and forward
  • RESTAND Clients in municipal dental care are available from 2015 and forward
  • RESHJMTR Home training of children and juveniles are available from 2015 and forward
  • RESLED Attendant scheme for children and juveniles in special need for assistance are available from 2015 and forward
  • RESFDPJ Private foster care and residential institutions for children and juveniles are available from 2015 and forward
  • RESPLEJV Allowance to terminal care are available from 2014 and forward
  • RESANDHJ Households receiving other care to terminal care are available from 2014 and forward
  • RESDHJCE Special day-care institutions are available from 2016 and forward

Base period

Not relevant for these statistics.

Unit of measure

The units of measure are recipients of different social services, the capacity that is available in social institutions or providers of services.

Reference period

The data that are collected refer to week 14 in 2020. If conditions such as the number of recipients vary over the week data are collected for the middle of the week. In some cases data are collected for the entire previous year. This is the case for allowance and other care to terminal care.

Frequency of dissemination

The statistics is published on a yearly basis.

Legal acts and other agreements

The information is collected in accordance with the Act on Statistics Denmark §6 and §8. The statistics are not based on EU regulation.

Cost and burden

There is no response burden estimate for these statistics.

Comment

Further information can be found at the Subject page for these statistics, or by contacting Statistics Denmark directly.