Educational spending is one indicator of the level of resourcing in schools. Comparing
educational spending with GDP can be an indicator of the importance of education according
to government policy makers. However this indicator can be misleading if the GDP is
significantly higher or lower than average.
To compare priorities for government spending, comparison should be made with spending in
other areas such as military,
To gain a better overview of educational resourcing, other resourcing indicators such as
goverment spending per student and
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This statistic states the total government spending across all areas of education. In
most countries spending is not evenly distributed to all sectors of education. To compare
spending in different educational sectors see also spending per student at