The EU countries have spent 26.9% of GDP on social protection

According to a report published by Eurostat in recent days the 27 European Union countries in 2006 spent 26.9% of GDP on social protection. In 2005 and 2004, expenditure on social protection in the 27 EU countries was equal to 27.1% of GDP in 2003 was of 27.2%.
Although the average expenditure for social protection in the 27 countries of the EU was 26.9%, there were also important differences between countries. The EU countries that have spent more on social protection were France, which spent 31.1% of GDP, followed by Sweden, with 30.7%, from Belgium, with 30.1%, the Netherlands (29.3 %), Denmark (29.1%), Germany (28.7%), Austria (28.5%), and then from Italy who has spent 26.6% of GDP.
The EU countries that have spent less on social protection were Latvia, with 12.2%, Estonia, with 12.4%, Lithuania, with 13.2%, Romania with 14%.
According to Eurostat, this disparity reflects the difference in standard of living of the various states, but is also indicative of the diversity of national systems of social protection and of the demographic, economic, social and institutional arrangements in each State.
In 2006 spending for the elderly in the 27 EU countries accounted for 46% of the total expenditure for social protection, health care spending represented 29%, spending on disability, families and children accounted for 8% each, the cost of unemployment benefits accounted for 6% of total expenditure, and expenditure on housing and social exclusion have accounted for 4%.


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