This section describes the expenditures for the eight functions described in the Welfare section. Nordic social expenditures are calculated using the same method as ESSPROS (European system of integrated social protection statistics), an instrument developed by EUROSTAT and the member states to observe and compare the social protection systems in the member states. All Nordic countries except from the Faroe Islands report ESSPROS data to EUROSTAT. Consequently, data are comparable with European countries.
Location: Iceland