Certain social consequences of the government debt increase are examined depending on the income and debt-to-GDP ratio level of the country. Nonlinear link between the government debt and the public expenditures on healthcare and education are revealed both in the developed and emerging markets. The public healthcare spending starts to decrease when the public debt exceeds 60% and 90% of GDP in the emerging and developed economies respectively. The expenditures on education diminish after debt-to-GDP ratio reaches 60%. The unemployment rate augments with the growth of the state debt.
Keywords: public debt, unemployment rate, public health expenditures, public expenditures on education.