ERIC Number: ED137913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Public Expenditure on Education. OECD Studies in Resource Allocation No. 2.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
This publication focuses on the part of OECD member countries' educational systems that is directly or indirectly financed by the government, examining educational expenditures in the context of conflicting claims of national resources. Chapter 1 surveys the rapid growth in expenditures through the 1960s and outlines some of the similarities in developments in a number of countries. Chapter 2 tries to assess to what extent increased expenditures were reflected in improved results. Chapter 3 projects the costs of the formal education system under a set of simplified assumptions on student enrollments and costs per student. Chapter 4 briefly describes several new programs that may require additional expenditures and provides rough estimates of their likely costs. Chapter 5 examines some economic policy issues arising from the analysis, with particular attention to alternative ways of financing higher education. The appendix discusses the statistical problems and methodology of the study, and presents tables that summarize selected educational expenditure data for Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditures, Postsecondary Education, Program Costs, Resource Allocation, Statistical Analysis, Student Costs, Surveys, Tables (Data)
OECD Publications Center, Suite 1207, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 ($6.25)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).