Current Welfare State

 

 

 

PUBLIC SOCIAL EXPENDITURE

 

TOTAL PUBLIC SOCIAL EXPENDITURE

In percentage of GDP

 

 

 

1980

1990

2000

2001

Denmark

29.1

29.3

28.9

29.2

Sweden

28.8

30.8

28.6

28.9

France

21.1

26.6

28.3

28.5

Germany

23.0

22.8

27.2

27.4

Belgium

24.1

26.9

26.7

27.2

Switzerland

14.2

17.9

25.4

26.4

Austria

22.5

24.1

26.0

26.0

Finland

18.5

24.8

24.5

24.8

Italy

18.4

23.3

24.1

24.4

Greece

11.5

20.9

23.6

24.3

EU-15

20.6

23.4

23.7

24.0

Norway

17.9

24.7

23.0

23.9

Poland

m

15.5

21.9

23.0

OECD 23 *

17.9

20.9

21.8

22.1

OECD-21 *

17.7

20.5

21.6

21.9

United Kingdom

17.9

19.5

21.7

21.8

Netherlands

26.9

27.6

21.8

21.8

OECD-30 *

m

m

20.9

21.2

Portugal

10.9

13.9

20.5

21.1

OECD-28 *

m

19.1

20.7

21.1

Luxembourg

23.5

21.9

20.0

20.8

Czech Republic

m

17.0

20.3

20.1

Hungary

m

m

20.0

20.1

Iceland

m

16.4

19.7

19.8

Spain

15.9

19.5

19.9

19.6

Slovak Republic

m

m

18.3

17.9

Canada

14.3

18.6

17.3

17.8

United States

13.3

13.4

14.2

14.8

Ireland

17.0

18.6

13.6

13.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annex Table 25.  General government total outlays

Per cent of nominal GDP

 

 

 

 

1990 

2000 

2006 

 

 

 

Sweden

63.5

57.3

56.7

 

Denmark

57.0

54.9

54.1

 

 

 

 

 

France

50.7

52.5

53.9

 

Finland

48.7

49.1

50.4

 

Hungary

       ..

47.8

50.0

 

b

 

Belgium

53.4

49.3

49.1

 

Italy

54.4

46.9

48.7

 

Austria

51.6

51.4

48.2

 

Greece

50.2

52.1

48.1

 

Netherlands

54.8

45.3

47.8

 

Euro area

48.7

47.1

47.7

 

c

 

d

 

Portugal

42.1

45.2

47.3

 

Germany

44.5

45.7

46.1

 

Luxembourg

43.2

38.7

45.6

 

Norway

54.0

42.7

45.3

 

a

 

Czech Republic

       ..

42.1

45.2

 

United Kingdom

42.2

37.5

45.2

 

Poland

       ..

44.9

45.1

 

Iceland

42.4

43.1

43.6

 

Total OECD 

40.3

39.2

40.4

 

Spain

43.4

40.0

40.1

 

Slovak Republic

       ..

59.9

38.1

 

United States

37.0

34.0

35.7

 

e

 

Switzerland

30.0

34.0

35.2

 

Ireland

43.2

32.0

34.3