ERIC Number: ED416247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-May
International Education Expenditure Comparability Study: Final Report. Volume II, Quantitative Analysis of Expenditure Comparability. Working Paper Series.
Sherman, Joel D.; Phelps, Richard P.
In 1992, the National Center for Education Statistics reached the conclusion that the comparability of international education statistics needed improvement. The International Expenditure Comparability Study was undertaken for this purpose. The first volume presented detailed discussions of problems in the comparability of international education statistics, the steps required to improve the quality and comparability of expenditure data collected in different countries, and discussions of progress to date and prospects for improvement. This volume presents the quantitative adjustments to improve comparability, the effects of these adjustments on expenditures for all education levels combined and separately, and the effects of expenditure adjustments on two key indicators of countries' investment in education--education expenditures relative to gross domestic product and education expenditure per student. The following chapters are included: (1) "Quantitative Analysis of Expenditure Comparability"; (2) "Adjustment of Data on Public and Private Expenditures To Improve Comparability"; (3) "Summary of Adjustments to Countries' Expenditures"; and (4) "Effects of Adjustments to Countries' Expenditures on Selected Finance Indicators." Three appendixes discuss adjustments to data on public expenditures, expenditures relative to gross domestic product, and expenditures relative to tertiary education. (Contains 140 exhibits.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Costs, Educational Finance, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditures, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Education, International Studies, Private Schools, Public Schools, Research Methodology
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, 555 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Room 400, Washington, DC 20208-5654.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pelavin Research Inst., Washington, DC.
Note: For Volume I, see TM 028 126.