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Social Issues: Key Tables from OECD

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2012 Government social spending 2012

Total public social expenditure as a percentage of GDP

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Social issues: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2074-3904 - © OECD 2012

Government social spending
Total public social expenditure as a percentage of GDP
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‌2005‌
‌2006‌
‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
‌2012‌
Australia
16.5
 
16.5
 
16.4
 
17.8
 
17.8
 
17.9
 
18.1
 
18.7
 
Austria
27.1
 
26.8
 
26.3
 
26.8
 
29.1
 
28.8
 
27.9
 
28.3
 
Belgium
26.5
 
26.0
 
26.0
 
27.3
 
29.7
 
29.5
 
29.6
 
30.0
 
Canada
16.9
 
16.9
 
16.8
 
17.6
 
19.2
 
18.6
 
18.3
 
18.2
 
Chile
10.1
 
9.3
 
9.4
 
9.6
 
11.3
 
9.8
 
9.5
 
..
 
Czech Republic
18.7
 
18.3
 
18.1
 
18.1
 
20.7
 
20.8
 
20.9
 
20.6
 
Denmark
27.7
 
27.1
 
26.5
 
26.8
 
30.2
 
30.1
 
30.0
 
30.5
 
Estonia
13.1
 
12.7
 
12.7
 
15.8
 
20.0
 
20.1
 
18.8
 
18.4
 
Finland
26.2
 
25.8
 
24.7
 
25.3
 
29.4
 
29.4
 
28.6
 
29.0
 
France
30.1
 
29.8
 
29.7
 
29.8
 
32.1
 
32.2
 
32.1
 
32.1
 
Germany
27.3
 
26.1
 
25.1
 
25.2
 
27.8
 
27.1
 
26.2
 
26.3
 
Greece
21.1
 
21.3
 
21.6
 
22.2
 
23.9
 
23.3
 
23.5
 
23.1
 
Hungary
22.5
 
22.8
 
23.0
 
23.1
 
23.9
 
22.6
 
21.8
 
21.1
 
Iceland
16.3
 
15.9
 
15.3
 
15.8
 
18.5
 
18.0
 
17.8
 
16.4
 
Ireland
16.0
 
16.1
 
16.7
 
19.7
 
23.6
 
23.7
 
23.5
 
23.1
 
Israel 1
16.3
 
15.8
 
15.5
 
15.5
 
16.0
 
16.0
 
15.8
 
15.8
 
Italy
24.9
 
25.0
 
24.7
 
25.8
 
27.8
 
27.8
 
27.6
 
28.1
 
Japan
18.5
 
18.4
 
18.7
 
19.9
 
22.4
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Korea
6.5
 
7.4
 
7.6
 
8.3
 
9.4
 
9.2
 
9.2
 
9.3
 
Luxembourg
22.8
 
21.8
 
20.3
 
20.8
 
23.6
 
23.0
 
22.5
 
23.3
 
Mexico
6.9
 
7.0
 
6.9
 
7.4
 
8.2
 
8.1
 
7.7
 
..
 
Netherlands
20.7
 
21.7
 
21.1
 
20.9
 
23.2
 
23.5
 
23.7
 
24.3
 
New Zealand
18.1
 
18.9
 
18.6
 
19.8
 
21.2
 
21.2
 
21.5
 
22.0
 
Norway
21.6
 
20.3
 
20.5
 
19.8
 
23.3
 
23.0
 
22.6
 
22.1
 
Poland
21.0
 
20.8
 
19.7
 
20.3
 
21.5
 
21.8
 
20.7
 
20.4
 
Portugal
23.0
 
23.0
 
22.7
 
23.1
 
25.6
 
25.6
 
25.2
 
25.0
 
Slovak Republic
16.3
 
16.0
 
15.7
 
15.7
 
18.7
 
19.0
 
18.0
 
17.6
 
Slovenia
21.1
 
20.8
 
19.5
 
19.7
 
22.6
 
23.5
 
24.0
 
23.7
 
Spain
21.1
 
21.1
 
21.3
 
22.9
 
26.0
 
26.5
 
26.0
 
26.3
 
Sweden
29.1
 
28.4
 
27.3
 
27.5
 
29.8
 
28.3
 
27.6
 
28.2
 
Switzerland
20.2
 
19.2
 
18.5
 
18.4
 
..
 
20.0
 
20.2
 
20.3
 
Turkey
9.9
 
10.0
 
10.5
 
10.7
 
12.8
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
United Kingdom
20.5
 
20.3
 
20.4
 
21.8
 
24.1
 
23.7
 
23.9
 
23.9
 
United States
16.0
 
16.1
 
16.3
 
17.0
 
19.2
 
19.9
 
19.7
 
19.4
 
OECD - Total 2
19.7
 
19.5
 
19.2
 
19.9
 
22.1
 
22.0
 
21.7
 
21.7
 
Last updated: 16 November 2012; disclaimer: http://oe.cd/disclaimer
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1.
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.
2.
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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