Public spending on education

This indicator shows the public expenditure on education in the Nordic region in per cent of GDP (Gross Domestic Product). Data is compiled according to the methodological framework laid out in the European System of Accounts, 2010 edition (ESA 2010). Government expenditure is distributed according to purpose and the Classification of the functions of government (COFOG). The classification has three levels of detail: divisions; groups; classes. Divisions describe the broad objectives of government, while groups and classes both define the means by which these broad objectives are achieved. In this matrix only divisions are used. For more information:


Keywords: public spending, government expenditure, education, expenditure