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07 Aug 2009
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Social issues: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2074-3904 - © OECD 2009

 Old age social spending
 Public social expenditure as a percentage of GDP
 
 
 
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
 
Australia
4.5
 
4.2
 
4.9
 
4.4
 
4.4
 
4.5
 
4.6
 
4.4
 
 
Austria
12.4
 
12.4
 
12.3
 
12.5
 
12.7
 
12.8
 
12.7
 
12.6
 
 
Belgium
7.1
 
7.0
 
6.9
 
7.0
 
7.1
 
7.2
 
7.1
 
7.2
 
 
Canada
4.2
 
4.0
 
3.9
 
3.9
 
3.9
 
3.9
 
3.8
 
3.7
 
 
Czech Republic
7.4
 
7.6
 
7.7
 
7.7
 
7.9
 
7.6
 
7.3
 
7.5
 
 
Denmark
7.6
 
7.4
 
7.1
 
7.1
 
7.1
 
7.2
 
7.1
 
7.2
 
 
Finland
7.7
 
7.7
 
7.5
 
7.7
 
8.0
 
8.3
 
8.4
 
8.5
 
 
France
10.6
 
10.7
 
10.5
 
10.5
 
10.4
 
10.6
 
10.7
 
10.9
 
 
Germany
10.6
 
10.7
 
10.7
 
10.8
 
11.1
 
11.2
 
11.2
 
11.2
 
 
Greece
10.2
 
10.3
 
10.1
 
10.8
 
10.5
 
10.4
 
10.4
 
10.8
 
 
Hungary
..
 
7.0
 
7.6
 
7.7
 
8.3
 
8.3
 
8.4
 
8.8
 
 
Iceland
3.6
 
3.5
 
3.5
 
3.4
 
3.8
 
4.0
 
4.0
 
3.8
 
 
Ireland
2.2
 
2.7
 
2.6
 
2.7
 
2.8
 
2.8
 
2.9
 
2.9
 
 
Italy
11.3
 
11.4
 
11.2
 
11.1
 
11.2
 
11.4
 
11.5
 
11.6
 
 
Japan
6.0
 
6.4
 
6.9
 
7.4
 
7.9
 
8.2
 
8.4
 
8.6
 
 
Korea
1.8
 
2.4
 
1.3
 
1.1
 
1.0
 
1.2
 
1.4
 
1.5
 
 
Luxembourg
8.1
 
7.3
 
6.9
 
4.9
 
5.1
 
5.2
 
5.2
 
5.2
 
 
Mexico
0.6
 
0.6
 
0.6
 
0.7
 
0.8
 
1.0
 
0.9
 
1.0
 
 
Netherlands
5.6
 
5.4
 
5.3
 
5.2
 
5.3
 
5.4
 
5.6
 
5.5
 
 
New Zealand
5.2
 
5.0
 
4.9
 
4.7
 
4.5
 
4.4
 
4.2
 
4.2
 
 
Norway
7.3
 
7.2
 
6.5
 
6.8
 
6.8
 
7.0
 
6.7
 
6.3
 
 
Poland
7.3
 
7.5
 
9.7
 
10.6
 
10.8
 
11.0
 
10.8
 
10.4
 
 
Portugal
6.3
 
6.6
 
6.9
 
7.3
 
7.8
 
8.3
 
8.7
 
..
 
 
Slovak Republic
6.5
 
6.5
 
6.4
 
6.5
 
6.5
 
6.3
 
6.3
 
6.2
 
 
Spain
8.3
 
8.1
 
8.2
 
8.0
 
8.0
 
8.0
 
7.9
 
7.9
 
 
Sweden
9.7
 
9.5
 
9.2
 
9.3
 
9.4
 
9.9
 
9.8
 
9.6
 
 
Switzerland
6.6
 
6.6
 
6.4
 
6.6
 
6.6
 
6.7
 
6.6
 
6.6
 
 
Turkey
4.2
 
5.1
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
6.4
 
 
United Kingdom
5.5
 
5.5
 
5.6
 
5.8
 
5.8
 
5.8
 
6.0
 
6.1
 
 
United States
5.2
 
5.1
 
5.1
 
5.2
 
5.4
 
5.4
 
5.4
 
5.3
 
 
OECD - Total
6.7
 
6.7
 
6.7
 
6.8
 
6.9
 
7.0
 
7.0
 
7.0
 
Last updated: 7 August 2009
Source: Social expenditure: Aggregated data, OECD Social Expenditure Statistics (database)
 

This table includes data on old age social spending as a percentage of GDP. The table is part of the key table collection on social issues.

Years covered: :
1998-2005

Countries covered: 

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
 
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