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.
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