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Social Issues: Key Tables from OECD

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Keywords: social expenditure, spending
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2009 Government social spending 2009

Total public social expenditure as a percentage of GDP

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

 Government social spending
 Total public social expenditure as a percentage of GDP
 
 
 
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
 
Australia
17.1
 
17.0
 
17.8
 
17.3
 
17.5
 
17.8
 
17.7
 
17.1
 
 
Austria
26.6
 
26.9
 
26.4
 
26.6
 
27.0
 
27.5
 
27.3
 
27.2
 
 
Belgium
26.1
 
26.0
 
25.3
 
25.8
 
26.2
 
26.5
 
26.6
 
26.4
 
 
Canada
17.8
 
16.7
 
16.5
 
17.0
 
17.1
 
17.2
 
16.6
 
16.5
 
 
Czech Republic
19.1
 
19.5
 
19.8
 
19.8
 
20.6
 
20.7
 
19.7
 
19.5
 
 
Denmark
26.6
 
26.6
 
25.8
 
26.1
 
26.8
 
27.8
 
27.7
 
27.1
 
 
Finland
26.3
 
25.7
 
24.3
 
24.2
 
25.0
 
25.8
 
26.0
 
26.1
 
 
France
28.9
 
29.0
 
27.9
 
27.9
 
28.6
 
29.0
 
29.1
 
29.2
 
 
Germany
26.3
 
26.3
 
26.2
 
26.3
 
27.0
 
27.3
 
26.7
 
26.7
 
 
Greece
18.6
 
19.2
 
19.2
 
20.6
 
20.0
 
19.9
 
19.9
 
20.5
 
 
Hungary
..
 
21.1
 
20.0
 
20.2
 
21.4
 
22.2
 
21.7
 
22.5
 
 
Iceland
14.8
 
15.4
 
15.3
 
15.3
 
16.9
 
18.2
 
17.9
 
16.9
 
 
Ireland
13.0
 
14.1
 
13.6
 
14.4
 
15.3
 
15.8
 
16.2
 
16.7
 
 
Italy
22.9
 
23.3
 
23.3
 
23.5
 
24.0
 
24.4
 
24.7
 
25.0
 
 
Japan
15.5
 
16.1
 
16.5
 
17.4
 
17.8
 
18.1
 
18.2
 
18.6
 
 
Korea
5.2
 
6.3
 
5.0
 
5.4
 
5.3
 
5.6
 
6.3
 
6.9
 
 
Luxembourg
20.9
 
20.4
 
19.7
 
20.8
 
22.0
 
23.4
 
23.9
 
23.2
 
 
Mexico
5.0
 
5.7
 
5.8
 
6.5
 
6.8
 
7.3
 
7.2
 
7.4
 
 
Netherlands
21.4
 
20.5
 
19.8
 
19.7
 
20.5
 
21.2
 
21.1
 
20.9
 
 
New Zealand
20.3
 
19.6
 
19.4
 
18.6
 
18.7
 
18.2
 
18.0
 
18.5
 
 
Norway
23.6
 
23.6
 
21.3
 
22.2
 
23.6
 
24.5
 
23.2
 
21.6
 
 
Poland
21.4
 
21.6
 
20.5
 
21.9
 
22.3
 
22.3
 
21.4
 
21.0
 
 
Portugal
17.9
 
18.3
 
19.6
 
19.9
 
21.3
 
22.9
 
23.1
 
..
 
 
Slovak Republic
18.0
 
18.5
 
17.9
 
17.6
 
17.7
 
17.1
 
16.5
 
16.6
 
 
Spain
20.6
 
20.3
 
20.3
 
20.0
 
20.4
 
21.0
 
21.2
 
21.2
 
 
Sweden
30.4
 
29.8
 
28.5
 
28.9
 
29.5
 
30.4
 
29.9
 
29.4
 
 
Switzerland
18.8
 
18.6
 
17.9
 
18.4
 
19.2
 
20.3
 
20.3
 
20.3
 
 
Turkey
11.1
 
13.2
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
13.7
 
 
United Kingdom
19.4
 
19.1
 
19.2
 
20.1
 
20.0
 
20.5
 
21.1
 
21.3
 
 
United States
14.7
 
14.5
 
14.5
 
15.1
 
15.9
 
16.2
 
16.1
 
15.9
 
 
OECD - Total
19.8
 
19.8
 
19.3
 
19.7
 
20.3
 
20.8
 
20.6
 
20.6
 
Last updated: 7 August 2009
Source: Social expenditure: Aggregated data, OECD Social Expenditure Statistics (database)
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