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Social Welfare Expenditures Under Public Programs

(in millions of dollars)

Total social welfare expenditures represents program and administrative expenditures from federal, state, and local public revenues and trust funds under public law. It includes workers' compensation and temporary disability insurance payments made through private carriers and self-insurers. Includes capital outlay and some expenditures abroad. The data is the most recent available from the Social Security Administration.

Item 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1992 1993 1994 1995
Amount                    
Gross domestic product $701,000 $1,023,100 $1,590,800 $2,718,900 $4,108,000 $5,682,900 $6,149,300 $6,476,600 $6,837,100 $7,186,900
Total social welfare expenditures 77,084 145,979 288,967 492,213 731,840 1,048,951 1,266,504 1,366,743 1,435,714 1,505,136
 Social insurance 28,123 54,691 123,013 229,754 369,595 513,822 618,938 659,210 683,779 705,483
 Public aid 6,283 16,488 41,447 72,703 98,362 146,811 207,953 221,000 238,025 253,530
 Health and medical programs 6,155 10,030 16,535 26,762 38,643 61,684 70,143 74,706 80,130 85,507
 Veterans' programs 6,031 9,078 17,019 21,466 27,042 30,916 35,642 36,378 37,895 39,072
 Education 28,108 50,846 80,834 121,050 172,048 258,332 292,145 331,997 344,091 365,625
 Housing 318 701 3,172 6,879 12,598 19,468 20,151 20,782 27,032 29,361
 Other social welfare 2,066 4,145 6,947 13,599 13,552 17,918 21,532 22,670 24,762 26,558
  All health and medical care1 9,302 24,801 51,022 99,145 170,665 274,472 353,174 381,710 408,780 435,075
As percent of gross domestic product              
Gross domestic product 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Total social welfare expenditures 11.0 14.3 18.2 18.1 17.8 18.5 20.6 21.1 21.0 20.9
 Social insurance 4.0 5.3 7.7 8.5 9.0 9.0 10.1 10.2 10.0 9.8
 Public aid .9 1.6 2.6 2.7 2.4 2.6 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.5
 Health and medical programs .9 1.0 1.0 1.0 .9 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2
 Veterans' programs .9 .9 1.1 .8 .7 .5 .6 .6 .6 .5
 Education 4.0 5.0 5.1 4.5 4.2 4.5 4.8 5.1 5.0 5.1
 Housing (2) .1 .2 .3 .3 .3 .3 .3 .4 .4
 Other social welfare .3 .4 .4 .5 .3 .3 .4 .4 .4 .4
  All health and medical care 1.3 2.4 3.2 3.6 4.2 4.8 5.7 5.9 6.0 6.1
NOTES: Through 1976, fiscal year ended June 30 for federal government, most states, and some localities. Beginning in 1977, federal fiscal year ended Sept. 30.
1. Combines “health and medical programs” with medical services provided in connection with social insurance, public aid, veterans', and “other social welfare” categories.
2. Less than 0.05%.
Source: Social Security Administration. Web: www.ssa.gov/statistics/Supplement/1999/tables/index.html .

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