Welfare spending ten times up since 1990

Welfare spending has risen nearly ten times since 1990, according to government figures released on Monday. In 1990, the Czech government spent around 76.5 billion crowns on unemployment benefits and health and social insurance payments, while in 2009 the figure reached nearly 748 billion crowns. In the same period, the nominal gross national product rose six times – from over 626 billion in 1990 to 3628 billion crowns last year.

Author: Jan Richter