Educational finance indicators - EAG
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The dataset “Educational finance indicators” provides the main indicators of education financing by education level, type of educational institution, source of funds and type of expenditure. Such indicators are published in chapter C of the yearly publication "Education at a Glance".
Values of expenditure are expressed in USD-equivalent, after converting local currencies using purchasing-power parity (PPP) conversion factors, unless otherwise specified. For trend indicators, values can be expressed either in percentages or as an index. For index indicators, the base year is 2015.
Each indicator can be identified through the combination of 4 dimensions: the Reference Sector (Source of funds), the Counterpart sector (beneficiary of funds), the Expenditure type and the Unit of measurement. Guidelines on how to select the right value for each dimension in order to display the relevant data are available by clicking on the blu "i" icon at the right of each indicator's name, on top of each table. In order to display the codes of each dimension, please select "Customize -> Table options" and select the dimensions for which you want the codes to be displayed.

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Bibliographic citation:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: OECD Education Statistics(2020 Edition). UK Data Service. https://doi.org/10.5257/oecd/educ/2020

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The education finance indicators are calculated using data on both expenditure on education and the number of students adjusted to the financial year. These data are collected through the UOE data collection, a joint collection of education data undertaken by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Eurostat.

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Both public and private institutions. The classification between public and private institution is made according to whether a public agency or a private entity has the ultimate control over the institution. For private institutions, the distinction between government-dependent and independent refers only to the degree of a private institution's dependence on funding from government sources: a government-dependent private institution receives 50% or more of its core funding from government agencies or one whose teaching personnel are paid by government agency. An independent private institution is one that receives less than 50% of its core funding from government agencies and whose teaching personnel are not paid by a government agency.

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Government expenditure refers to spending of public authorities at all levels and include three subcategories: central (national) government, regional government (province, state, Land, etc.) and local government (municipality, district, commune,etc.). Expenditure that is not directly related to education (e.g. culture, sports, youth activities, etc.) is not included unless provided as ancillary services. Private expenditure include two subcategories: households (that is to say students and their families) and private entities other than household. In this last category are incuded expenditure of firms for specified educational activities. Funds from international agencies and other foreign sources include funds funds from international sources paid to governments or paid directly to educational institutions.

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Educational finance indicators - EAGAbstract

The dataset “Educational finance indicators” provides the main indicators of education financing by education level, type of educational institution, source of funds and type of expenditure. Such indicators are published in chapter C of the yearly publication "Education at a Glance".
Values of expenditure are expressed in USD-equivalent, after converting local currencies using purchasing-power parity (PPP) conversion factors, unless otherwise specified. For trend indicators, values can be expressed either in percentages or as an index. For index indicators, the base year is 2015.
Each indicator can be identified through the combination of 4 dimensions: the Reference Sector (Source of funds), the Counterpart sector (beneficiary of funds), the Expenditure type and the Unit of measurement. Guidelines on how to select the right value for each dimension in order to display the relevant data are available by clicking on the blu "i" icon at the right of each indicator's name, on top of each table. In order to display the codes of each dimension, please select "Customize -> Table options" and select the dimensions for which you want the codes to be displayed.

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Get in touchhttps://ukdataservice.ac.uk/about-us/contactData source(s) used

The education finance indicators are calculated using data on both expenditure on education and the number of students adjusted to the financial year. These data are collected through the UOE data collection, a joint collection of education data undertaken by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Eurostat.

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Bibliographic citation:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: OECD Education Statistics(2020 Edition). UK Data Service. https://doi.org/10.5257/oecd/educ/2020

Reference period

Start: 1995
End: 2018

Date last updated

9th July 2021

Other data characteristics

Further detail as to the methodology used during the data collection for each indicator, the references to the sources and the specific notes for each country are available in Annex 3 of Education at a glance.

Annex 3 - Education at a glancehttps://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/education/education-at-a-glance-2020_69096873-en
Institutional coverage

Both public and private institutions. The classification between public and private institution is made according to whether a public agency or a private entity has the ultimate control over the institution. For private institutions, the distinction between government-dependent and independent refers only to the degree of a private institution's dependence on funding from government sources: a government-dependent private institution receives 50% or more of its core funding from government agencies or one whose teaching personnel are paid by government agency. An independent private institution is one that receives less than 50% of its core funding from government agencies and whose teaching personnel are not paid by a government agency.

Item coverage

Government expenditure refers to spending of public authorities at all levels and include three subcategories: central (national) government, regional government (province, state, Land, etc.) and local government (municipality, district, commune,etc.). Expenditure that is not directly related to education (e.g. culture, sports, youth activities, etc.) is not included unless provided as ancillary services. Private expenditure include two subcategories: households (that is to say students and their families) and private entities other than household. In this last category are incuded expenditure of firms for specified educational activities. Funds from international agencies and other foreign sources include funds funds from international sources paid to governments or paid directly to educational institutions.

Key statistical concept

Detailed presentation and explanation of the ISCED 2011 classification and Key statistical concepts, definitions and methodologies underlying the indicators are available in the OECD Handbook for Internationally Comparative Education Statistics

OECD Handbook for Internationally Comparative Education Statistics 2018https://doi.org/10.1787/9789264304444-en