Net social protection as a percentage of GDP

"Net social protection benefits are defined as the value of social protection benefits excluding taxes and social contributions paid by the benefits recipients. They are complemented by the value of “Fiscal benefits” provided in the form of tax breaks that would be defined as social protection benefits, if they were provided in cash. Tax breaks promoting the provision of social protection or promoting private insurance plans are excluded.

(Eurostat,, 21-01-2015)

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Percentage (%) of Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Type of Indicator source: 

  • Statistical office