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Social protection benefits relative to GDP

Social protection benefits relative to GDP
Catalonia Spain Eurozone European Union
2014 21.3 24.9 (p) 28.4 (p) 27.6 (p)
2013 21.2 25.3 (p) 28.3 (p) 27.8 (p)
2012 21.2 25.0 (p) 28.0 (p) 27.6 (p)
2011 21.1 24.9 (p) 27.6 (p) 27.2 (p)
2010 21.1 24.2 (p) 27.8 (p) 27.4 (p)
Units: %.
Source Catalonia: Idescat. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
(p) Provisional value.

Last update: December 22, 2016.

Methodological note

Social benefits, or transfers in cash or in kind, to households and individuals with the aim to relieve them of the burden of a defined set of risks or needs as defined in the European system of integrated social protection statistics (ESSPROS). These risks and needs include the following: disability, illness/healthcare, old age, survival, family/children, unemployment, housing and social exclusion not included in any other category.