New Social Policy and Law Shared Database


The “Social Policy and Law Shared Database” (SPLASH) is online now!

The “Social Policy and Law Shared Database” (SPLASH) offers access to contextual data through the development of two substantive sections: Data and Policy.

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The Data section gives access to contextual quantitative indicators based on official statistics and research outcomes. In the Policy section users will gain access to standardised information about policy changes and their legal supporting documents over time; the records have been compiled from the Population and Policy Database (PPD) and the Population Europe Resource Finder and Archive (PERFAR), which was last updated in 2016. SPLASH will provide access to quantitative and qualitative external sources complementing the contents offered by the two sections.

The content of SPLASH is focused on resources covering European countries organised by the following topics:

  • Education
  • Family & Children
  • Health
  • Migration
  • Living Conditions
  • Work & Retirement

Furthermore, the website provides access to Macroeconomic and Demographic Indicators. The main lines of development of SPLASH will focus on the fields of retirement, pension systems, and access to health and care services. SPLASH is developed and maintained at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich.