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Source: Switzerland – Canton Government of Basle landscape

For the first Time since 2011 has not increased social assistance rate in the Canton of Basel-Landschaft. This is a positive development. In the year 2018, 8’560 persons, or 3 percent of the Canton population were supported. Single people are wearing, as before, the biggest risk to be dependent on social assistance.

The Trend of a moderate increase in the social assistance rate in recent years was interrupted in 2018 for the first time since 2011. The social assistance rate remained stable at 3.0 percent. In absolute Numbers, even fewer people were supported Were to 2017, supported 8’608 persons were 2018 8’560 persons. This is a positive development.

Short Duration

As in recent years, is also remarkable for 2018 is positive to that of the completed Dossiers, nearly 70 percent have a maturity of less than two years. The social assistance met, therefore, in a large part of the cases their function as a temporary livelihood. Evaluations have also confirmed that the duration of welfare with the probability of social assistance to replace, hangs together. The longer a Person is on welfare, the longer she remains in the social assistance.

Change of residence means the termination of the support

A quarter of the cases, the Dossier will be closed, because the supported Person changes the place of residence. For the first time, these cases were analysed in more detail. Fortunately, it has been shown that in the case of a change of Residence within the Canton of support in most cases is actually completed and only a few persons log on to the new place of residence in the Social services.

Single-parent families and Younger are more likely to need social assistance

An above average risk of becoming dependent on social assistance, to single parents. Of all the single (here, the year’s alone with a Minor living in the household) prefer around 23 per cent receive social assistance benefits. More children up to 17 years and adult age are affected from 25 to 34 years.

For questions:Sebastian Helmy, head of the Cantonal Department of social welfare, financial and Church management (FKD), 061 552 56 41

For more information on the topic: Supplement to social assistance statistics, The Online window of the Statistical office Figures in the Canton of Basel-Landschaft and Web articles to social assistance statistics to 2018.

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