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Economy > Social welfare spending > > % of GDP > Including 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 Sweden 38.2% 2001
2 Denmark 37.9% 2001
3 France 34.9% 2001
=4 Germany 33.2% 2001
=4 Norway 33.2% 2001
6 Belgium 32.7% 2001
7 Austria 32.4% 2001
8 Finland 32.3% 2001
9 Switzerland 31.6% 2001
10 Italy 28.6% 2001
11 Greece 28.4% 2001
12 Netherlands 27.3% 2001
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 26.3% 2001
13 New Zealand 25.8% 2001
14 Portugal 25.5% 2001
15 Spain 25.3% 2001
16 Iceland 23.2% 2001
17 Canada 23.1% 2001
18 Australia 22.5% 2001
19 United States 19.4% 2001
20 Japan 18.6% 2001
21 Ireland 18.5% 2001
22 South Korea 11% 2001

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Social welfare spending > > % of GDP > Including 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/Including-education

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