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This addendum is a continuation of the article Public expenditure.

Public Expenditure 2006

Percentage of GDP

 total*  defence law and  economy environ- housing health  culture educat- social   
order    ment    ion sec'ty
United States 36.6 4.3 2.1 3.7 0 0.6 7.7 0.3 6.7 7.0
United Kingdom 44.3 2.5 2.6 2.8 1.0 0.9 7.1 0.9 5.8 15.9
France 53.4 1.8 1.3 2.9 0.8 1.9 7.2 1.5 6.0 22.3
Germany 46.9 1.1 1.6 3.3 0.5 0.9 6.7 0.6 4.0 21.2
Japan 38.4 0.9 1.4 3.5 1.2 0.6 7.1 0.2 3.8 12.2
Italy 48.7 1.4 1.9 5.9 0.8 0.7 7.0 0.8 4.3 18.3
Sweden 52.0 1.7 1.3 4.8 0.4 0.7 6.8 1.1 7.1 22.7
* central government expenditure
(Source: OECD Government at a Glance, 2009)


Distribution of family incomes

Gini index(Zero would denote no inequality, 100 would denote a one-family monopoly)

Gini index
Norway 2008 25
Germany 2006 27
Italy 2006 32
France 2008 33
Britain 2005 34
Japan 2002 38
Nicaragua 2001 43
United States 45
Philippines 2006 46
Mexico 2006 48

(Source CIA World Factbook 2009[1])