Expenditure on other social benefits

Expenditures on other social benefits comprises of expenditures for social benefits not elsewhere classified. Benefits in cash mostly comprises of financial social assistance while benefits in kind mostly comprises of rehabilitation and treatment of abusers and assistance to refugees.

Characteristics of the Nordic countries

Expenditures on other social benefits in relation to GDP was quite stable for the Nordic countries until 2010. After 2010 the expenditures in relation to GDP increased, especially for Sweden, Denmark and Finland, but started to decrease in 2017.