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Education > Research and Development > RandD > Investment in knowledge > Investment in knowledge: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Investment in knowledge is defined and calculated as the sum of expenditure on R&D, on total higher education (public and private) and on software. Simple summation of the three components would lead to overestimation of the investment in knowledge owing to overlaps (R&D and software, R&D and education, software and education). Therefore, data reported here have been adjusted to exclude the overlaps between components.

Note that as the term is used here, "investment” has a broader connotation than its usual meaning in economic statistics. It includes current expenditures, such as on education and R&D, as well as capital outlays, such as purchases of software and construction of school buildings.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Sweden 6.93% 2009
2 United States 6.49% 2009
3 Finland 5.84% 2009
4 Denmark 5.13% 2009
5 Canada 4.93% 2009
6 Japan 4.78% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 4.28% 2009
7 France 4.16% 2009
8 Australia 3.91% 2009
9 Germany 3.82% 2009
10 Netherlands 3.81% 2009
11 Belgium 3.79% 2009
12 United Kingdom 3.45% 2009
13 Austria 3.4% 2009
14 Spain 2.58% 2009
15 Ireland 2.46% 2009
16 Italy 2.37% 2009
17 Greece 1.88% 2009
18 Portugal 1.84% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Research and Development > RandD > Investment in knowledge > Investment in knowledge. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Research-and-Development/RandD/Investment-in-knowledge/Investment-in-knowledge

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