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Education > Research and Development > RandD > Investment in knowledge > Investment in knowledge per million: 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. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Finland 1.09% 2009
2 Denmark 0.93% 2009
3 Sweden 0.745% 2009
4 Ireland 0.553% 2009
5 Austria 0.406% 2009
6 Belgium 0.351% 2009
7 Netherlands 0.23% 2009
8 Australia 0.179% 2009
9 Portugal 0.173% 2009
10 Greece 0.167% 2009
11 Canada 0.146% 2009
12 France 0.0643% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.0587% 2009
13 Spain 0.0562% 2009
14 United Kingdom 0.0558% 2009
15 Germany 0.0466% 2009
16 Italy 0.0393% 2009
17 Japan 0.0375% 2009
18 United States 0.0212% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Research and Development > RandD > Investment in knowledge > Investment in knowledge per million. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Research-and-Development/RandD/Investment-in-knowledge/Investment-in-knowledge-per-million

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