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French Equivalent: Dépenses au titre des services auxiliaires

Ancillary services are services provided by educational institutions that are peripheral to the main educational mission. The two main components of ancillary services are student welfare services and services for the general public.

At ISCED levels 0-3, student welfare services include such things as meals, school health services, and transportation to and from school. At the tertiary level, they include halls of residence (dormitories), dining halls, and health care.

Services for the general public include such things as museums, radio and television broadcasting, sports, and recreational or cultural programmes.

Day or evening childcare provided by pre-primary and primary institutions is not included as an ancillary service.

Entities providing ancillary services cover separate organisations that provide such education-related services as vocational and psychological counselling, placement, transportation of students, and student meals and housing.

Source Publication:
Education at a Glance, OECD, Paris, 2002, Glossary

Cross References:
Expenditure on educational core services
Expenditure on research and devlopment (R&D)

Statistical Theme: Education and training statistics

Created on Thursday, January 30, 2003

Last updated on Monday, April 28, 2003