Which of the following nations devotes the greatest portion of its economy to social spending for disadvantaged or vulnerable groups?
Per the latest data, the U.S. devotes 29% of its economy to social spending, as compared to 26% for Sweden and 23% for Canada. Among the 34 advanced nations comprising the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, only France and possibly Switzerland spend more than the U.S. Although the U.S. ranks 22nd in government social spending, it ranks 2nd or 3rd in total social spending, because private social spending in the U.S. is much higher than in any other nation.
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