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Social Issues: Key Tables from OECD

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Keywords: social expenditure, spending
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2010 Government social spending 2010

Total public social expenditure as a percentage of GDP

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Social issues: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2074-3904 - © OECD 2010

 Government social spending
 Total public social expenditure as a percentage of GDP
 
 
 
 2000
 2001
 2002
 2003
 2004
 2005
 2006
 2007
 
Australia
17.3
 
16.8
 
17.0
 
17.2
 
17.1
 
16.5
 
16.1
 
16.0
 
 
Austria
26.7
 
27.0
 
27.3
 
27.9
 
27.7
 
27.4
 
27.0
 
26.4
 
 
Belgium
25.4
 
25.8
 
26.2
 
26.3
 
26.5
 
26.5
 
26.4
 
26.3
 
 
Canada
16.5
 
17.0
 
17.1
 
17.2
 
17.1
 
17.0
 
16.9
 
16.9
 
 
Chile
13.2
 
13.4
 
13.4
 
12.8
 
11.7
 
11.2
 
10.5
 
10.6
 
 
Czech Republic
19.8
 
19.8
 
20.6
 
20.7
 
19.7
 
19.5
 
19.1
 
18.8
 
 
Denmark
25.7
 
26.1
 
26.6
 
27.9
 
27.7
 
27.2
 
26.6
 
26.1
 
 
Estonia
14.1
 
13.2
 
13.0
 
13.1
 
13.5
 
13.2
 
12.8
 
13.0
 
 
Finland
24.3
 
24.3
 
25.0
 
25.9
 
26.0
 
26.1
 
25.9
 
24.9
 
 
France
27.7
 
27.7
 
28.4
 
28.9
 
29.0
 
29.0
 
28.6
 
28.4
 
 
Germany
26.6
 
26.7
 
27.4
 
27.7
 
27.1
 
27.2
 
26.1
 
25.2
 
 
Greece
19.2
 
20.6
 
20.1
 
19.8
 
19.9
 
21.0
 
21.3
 
21.3
 
 
Hungary
20.4
 
20.3
 
21.5
 
22.5
 
21.8
 
22.8
 
23.1
 
23.1
 
 
Iceland
15.2
 
15.3
 
16.8
 
17.7
 
17.4
 
16.3
 
15.9
 
14.6
 
 
Ireland
13.3
 
14.3
 
15.2
 
15.6
 
16.0
 
15.8
 
15.8
 
16.3
 
 
Israel 1
17.1
 
18.5
 
18.8
 
18.3
 
17.1
 
16.5
 
15.9
 
15.5
 
 
Italy
23.3
 
23.5
 
24.0
 
24.4
 
24.7
 
25.0
 
25.1
 
24.9
 
 
Japan
16.5
 
17.4
 
17.8
 
18.1
 
18.2
 
18.6
 
18.4
 
18.7
 
 
Korea
4.8
 
5.2
 
5.1
 
5.4
 
6.0
 
6.4
 
7.3
 
7.5
 
 
Luxembourg
19.8
 
20.7
 
22.0
 
23.3
 
23.9
 
23.0
 
21.8
 
20.6
 
 
Mexico
5.3
 
6.0
 
6.3
 
6.7
 
6.6
 
6.8
 
7.0
 
7.2
 
 
Netherlands
19.8
 
19.7
 
20.5
 
21.2
 
21.1
 
20.7
 
20.3
 
20.1
 
 
New Zealand
19.1
 
18.4
 
18.5
 
18.0
 
17.7
 
18.1
 
19.0
 
18.4
 
 
Norway
21.3
 
22.2
 
23.7
 
24.6
 
23.3
 
21.7
 
20.4
 
20.8
 
 
Poland
20.7
 
22.2
 
22.5
 
22.5
 
21.7
 
21.3
 
21.0
 
20.0
 
 
Portugal
18.9
 
19.2
 
20.5
 
22.2
 
22.4
 
22.9
 
22.9
 
22.5
 
 
Slovak Republic
17.9
 
17.6
 
17.7
 
17.0
 
16.5
 
16.3
 
16.0
 
15.7
 
 
Slovenia
22.9
 
23.0
 
23.1
 
22.6
 
22.2
 
21.9
 
21.5
 
20.3
 
 
Spain
20.4
 
20.1
 
20.4
 
21.0
 
21.2
 
21.4
 
21.4
 
21.6
 
 
Sweden
28.4
 
28.7
 
29.4
 
30.1
 
29.5
 
29.1
 
28.4
 
27.3
 
 
Switzerland
17.8
 
18.3
 
19.1
 
20.2
 
20.2
 
20.2
 
19.2
 
18.5
 
 
Turkey
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
9.9
 
10.0
 
10.5
 
 
United Kingdom
18.6
 
19.3
 
19.4
 
19.8
 
20.5
 
20.6
 
20.4
 
20.5
 
 
United States
14.5
 
15.3
 
15.9
 
16.0
 
15.9
 
15.8
 
16.0
 
16.2
 
 
OECD - Total 2
18.9
 
19.2
 
19.7
 
20.1
 
19.9
 
19.8
 
19.5
 
19.3
 
Last updated: 13 April 2011
The statistical data for Israel are supplied by and under the responsibility of the relevant Israeli authorities. The use of such data by the OECD is without prejudice to the status of the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and Israeli settlements in the West Bank under the terms of international law.
Refers to an unweighted average of 33 OECD countries and Estonia
Source: Social expenditure: Aggregated data, OECD Social Expenditure Statistics (database)
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