Denmark in figures 2014 - page 9

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Social conditions
Expenditure on social and health services. 2012
Sickness, DKK 126 billion
Disability and rehabilitation, DKK 74 billion
The elderly, DKK 264 billion
Families, DKK 73 billion
Unemployment and employment, DKK 33 billion
Housing subsidies, DKK 13 billion
Social assistance benefits, DKK 20 billion
Transfer payments
Unit
2010
2011
2012
Total
1 000
persons
1 876
1 861
1 850
Temporary allowance, total
543
538
539
Net unemployment
-
114
108
119
Guidance, upgrading skills
-
58
48
43
Subsidized employment
-
97
104
99
Sickness benefit
-
74
72
67
Maternity benefit
-
60
57
54
Cash benefit
-
68
76
84
Rehabilitation
-
4
3
2
Leave benefits
-
0
0
0
Unemployment allowance
-
11
12
13
Flex jobs and light jobs
-
57
57
57
Permanent allowance, total
-
1 333
1 323
1 311
Old-age pension
-
937
971
1 006
Early retirement pension
-
238
238
236
Early retirement pay
-
124
114
104
Total social service and health expenditure amounted
to DKK 604 billion in 2012. This corresponds to 33
per cent of the Danish GDP. The expenditure consists
of various items of expenditure on, e.g. hospitals,
day-care institutions, nursing and old people's
homes, etc. as well as transfer payments in the form
of pensions, unemployment benefits and housing
subsidies, etc.
Most transfer payments are permanent payments by
way of pensions and early retirement pay. 71 per cent
of the persons, who received transfer payments in
2012, were pensioners or recipients of early retire-
ment pay. Adult Danes, who do not, owing to, e.g.
sickness or unemployment, receive any income
earned from work or self-employment, can, subject
to specific circumstances, claim public allowances.
29per cent of all recipients of transfer payments re-
ceived temporary allowances in 2012.
The elderly receive the major part of social services
through pensions, nursing homes, home help, etc.
Sick Danes receive the second-largest part in the
form of primarily hospitals and health insurance. The
disabled and the rehabilitated receive services in the
form of, e.g. early retirement pension and assistance
in their homes. Families with children receive ser-
vices in the form of, e.g. day-care institutions and
child benefits. Almost all Danes thereby receive so-
cial services sooner or later in their lives.
DID YOU KNOW THAT
in Denmark’s largest municipality, Copenhagen, the
share of citizens, who are pensioners, is 10 pct., and
that the share in 3 of the 5 smallest municipalities is
above 30 pct.
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