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Chart of Education Spending

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Public expenditure on education as a percentage of total public expenditure.

1985 1990 1993

North America
Canada 13.7 13.6 13.4
Mexico 12.8 15.7 22.3
United States 13.1 14.3 14.2


Pacific Area

Australia 15.5 12.2 14.3
Japan m 11.3 10.5
Korea 20.3 22.3 18.0


European Union

Austria 11.0 10.6 10.2
Belgium 10.3 9.5 10.0
Denmark 11.6 10.6 13.0
Finland 12.9 12.9 12.8
France m 10.3 10.4
Germany 9.6 m 9.5
Ireland m 12.2 13.1
Italy 9.1 9.6 8.9
Netherlands 10.2 9.9 9.2
Portugal m m m
Spain 8.6 10.1 11.6
Sweden m 9.3 10.6
United Kingdom 11.1 11.9 11.5


Other OECD countries

Norway 13.2 m 15.0
Switzerland 15.0 15.4 16.1

Copies of the 1996 edition of "Education at a Glance—OECD Indicators'' are $50 each; copies of "Education at a Glance—Analysis'' are $10. The cost for both is $55. They are available from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2001 L Street N.W., Suite 650, Washington, D.C. 20036; (800) 456-6323; or by fax, (202) 785-0350. They can also be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.oecdwash.org.

m = missing data.

SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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