Child Benefit Dataset , CBD



The Child Benefit Dataset is a dataset within the Social Policy Indicators (SPIN) database, the latter has the aim of getting a better view on how countries have organized their welfare state by analysing institutions as manifested in social policy legislation. The CBD contains information on various non-contributory child benefit programs and focuses on the level of benefits paid throughout childhood and early adolescence, both in absolute numbers, expressed in national currencies, and in percentages of an average wage, based on a two-parent model family with two children aged 2 and 7, one spouse working full time earning an average production worker’s wage. A distinction is made between universal, employment-based and income-tested child benefits as well as between child tax allowances, child tax credits and child tax rebates.

Data Providers


Data Collection

Periodicity of collection

Every 5 years.

Type of information available

  • Text Documents Available
  • Indicators available
  • Guidelines for use available
  • Search or browse function available online


Freely accessible with registration

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