The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices category "Social Protection (12.4)" is a classification of services that covers assistance and support services provided to persons who are elderly, disabled, suffering from occupational injuries and diseases, survivors, unemployed, destitute, homeless, low-income earners, indigenous people, immigrants, refugees, alcohol and substance abusers, etc. It also covers assistance and support services provided to families and children. This category is a subcategory of Miscellaneous Goods and Services (12) classification.
Information provided in the notes pertaining to HICP classifications can be found from the source at: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cache/metadata/en/prc_hicp_esms.htm.
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Eurostat, Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices: Social Protection for Germany (including former GDR from 1991) [CP1240DEM086NEST], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/CP1240DEM086NEST, November 24, 2017.