Social welfare expenditure in Sweden 2007-2017

Social welfare expenditure in Sweden from 2007 to 2017 (in million SEK)

by Agnete Lundetræ Jürgensen, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Social welfare expenditure in Sweden 2007-2017 The social welfare expenditure in Sweden was around 10.7 million Swedish kronor in 2017, and which is an expenditure that has been relatively stable since 2012. The expenditure peaked in 2010, when it was around 12.1 million Swedish kronor. The roughly 10.7 million Swedish kronor spent in 2017 was dispensed to almost 408 thousand recipients in need.
To help the economically vulnurable

   The purpose of social welfare in Sweden is to help the economically vulnerable households to reach a reasonable standard of living, through monthly benefits. During the period from 2007 to 2017, the average monthly amount fluctuated between around 7.2 thousand Swedish kronor as the lowest, to around 7.9 thousand as the highest. In 2017, the average monthly amount was 7,730 Swedish kronor.  

Age of the recipients

   The age of the recipients differs between the municipalities in Sweden, depending on the number of inhabitants per age group, the labor market in the municipality and the education level of the working age population. The most common age of recipients was from 30 to 39 years. This age group consisted of little over 59 thousand of the almost 408 thousand recipients.
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Social welfare expenditure in Sweden from 2007 to 2017 (in million SEK)

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