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Economy > Social welfare spending > > % of GDP > Excluding education: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Welfare expenditure, excluding education, as a percentage of GDP in some select Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) member states in 2001.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Denmark 29.2% 2001
2 Sweden 28.9% 2001
3 France 28.5% 2001
4 Germany 27.4% 2001
5 Belgium 27.2% 2001
6 Switzerland 26.4% 2001
7 Austria 26% 2001
8 Finland 24.8% 2001
9 Italy 24.4% 2001
=10 Greece 24.3% 2001
=10 Netherlands 24.3% 2001
12 Norway 23.9% 2001
13 Poland 23% 2001
High income OECD countries average (profile) 21.67% 2001
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 21.63% 2001
14 Portugal 21.1% 2001
15 Luxembourg 20.8% 2001
=16 Czech Republic 20.1% 2001
=16 Hungary 20.1% 2001
18 Iceland 19.8% 2001
19 Spain 19.6% 2001
20 New Zealand 18.5% 2001
21 Australia 18% 2001
22 Slovakia 17.9% 2001
23 Canada 17.8% 2001
24 Japan 16.9% 2001
25 United States 14.8% 2001
26 Ireland 13.8% 2001
27 Mexico 11.8% 2001
28 South Korea 6.1% 2001

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Social welfare spending > > % of GDP > Excluding education. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", The Economics of the Welfare State, 4th edition, Oxford University Press and Stanford University Press, 2004. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Social-welfare-spending/>-%-of-GDP/Excluding-education

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