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Social Expenditure

Social spending is defined as the volume of resources committed to policies associated with the following six functions: 1) environmental protection, 2) housing and community amenities, 3) health, 4) recreation, culture and religion, 5) education and 6) social protection.

Latin America (17 countries): social expenditure of central government, 2000-2016 (Percentages of GDP)

Latin America (17 countries): social expenditure of central government, 2000-2016 (Percentages of GDP and of total public expenditure)

Source: Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean (ECLAC), on the basis of official information from the countries. ª The averages correspond to the arithmetic mean of the values of 17...

Latin America (17 countries): social expenditure of central government, by functions, 2000-2016 (Percentages of GDP)

Latin America (17 countries): social expenditure of central government, by functions, 2000-2016 (Percentages of GDP)

Source: Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean (ECLAC), on the basis of official information from the countries. ª The averages correspond to the arithmetic mean of the values of 17...