Infodata Intergenerational solidarity November 2021 Classification Tags demography, welfare state Subject areas Social Inclusion Related content Infodata | November 2021 Social benefits by programmes Some 23.1% of Spain’s GDP is assigned to programmes for the care of elderly people, health, unemployment, disability, family, social exclusion and housing. Infodata | November 2021 Feminisation of care work In Spain, 10% of women perform care work, by far exceeding the 5% of male carers. Infodata | November 2021 Participation in welfare state benefits Between 2008 and 2018, benefits for the elderly increased, whereas benefits for families did not improve. Infodata | November 2021 Population occupation rates by age Between 2010 and 2020, the occupation rate of the younger population decreased, while that of over 55s increased. Infodata | November 2021 Population distribution by types of household In 2019, households were predominantly formed by childless couples (22.7%), versus 12.2% formed by couples with children.