Or any other country for that matter.

asked 14 Mar '11, 16:25

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Is it like-for-like? A further question must determine how confident one can be that the comparison, between Germany and Sweden, using the the classification (e.g. Education) is meaningful.

(15 Mar '11, 21:15) davidpidsley

In 2007, Germany spent 4.50% of its GDP on education, while Sweden spent 6.69%. This is according to Eurostat. See here for a lot more detail, Excel download, and other EU countries.


answered 14 Mar '11, 20:26

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I expect you need to do a like-for-like spend analysis by getting a mapping from each of the German and the Swedish government spend data to the COFOG (number 9) tag which covers Education. Check out the COFOG English, full structure plus detailed description to see how the UK maps its spend to the standard.


answered 15 Mar '11, 22:33

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