Official Statistics of Finland

Educational finances

Producer: Statistics Finland

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Current expenditure on education has decreased in real terms since 2010
09 May 2019
Current expenditure on education decreased by 2.3 per cent in real terms in 2017 compared to the previous year. Current expenditure on education and current expenditure per student have decreased in real terms since 2010. Between 2000 and 2017, total current expenditure on education and current expenditure per student were in real terms highest in 2010.

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Statistical releases will not be issued in English from these statistics in 2019.

Description: The statistics on educational finances contain data on the finances and costs of the entire educational system. The data on the costs of education are compiled according to national classifications, as well as according to international classifications and concept definitions, thereby making them internationally comparable and reportable. The data are compiled according to the principles and specifications of the International Standard Classification of Education, ISCED, and the UOE data collection system of international organisations (UNESCO, OECD, Eurostat). Most of the data are obtained from administrative registers. With regard to the educational institutions within the state contribution system of education the data are based on those collected by the National Board of Education and with regard to municipal pre-primary and comprehensive school and upper secondary general education on those collected by Statistics Finland separately in connection with the data collection for statistics on the finances of municipalities for the state contribution system of education. The data on universities derive from the central bookkeeping of the state and from those on the research expenditure of universities collected by Statistics Finland for statistics on science, technology and research. The data on state study aid derive from the Social Insurance Institution’s statistics on student benefits. The data are public.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Educational finances [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0963. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 10.12.2019].
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