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multilinks Multilinks Database on Intergenerational Policy Indicators

(version 2.1, released in December 2011)

The Multilinks Database

Welcome to the Multilinks Database on Intergenerational Policy Indicators.
The database provides a set of indicators offering facts on social policies (childcare, family benefits, long-term care, and pensions) and legal frameworks (maintenance obligations) in the 27 European Union member states as of 2011 as well as in Georgia, Norway and Russia for the years 2004 and 2009.
The objective is to give empirical information on how each state defines, regulates and supports responsibilities between generations. The structure of the database is built on a Conceptual report which addresses how intergenerational relations are embedded in institutional contexts and how public policies, including legislation, allocate public and private responsibilities.
The database includes information on four domains:

a) Responsibilities to care for children

b) Responsibilities to provide financial support for children

c) Responsibilities to care for people in need of care

d) Responsibilities to provide financial support for elderly people

Within these domains, different policies and legal norms are covered, such as family allowances, pensions and long-term care provision. The database can be used free of charge, but users have to register in order to access the data.
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The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme [FP7/2007-2011] under grant agreement no. 217523 for the project MULTILINKS (How demographic changes shape intergenerational solidarity, well-being, and social integration: A Multilinks framework).