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Current expenditure is expenditure on goods and services consumed within the current year, which needs to be made recurrently to sustain the production of educational services. Minor expenditure on items of equipment, below a certain cost threshold, is also reported as current spending.

Current expenditure includes final consumption expenditure, property income paid, subsidies and other current transfers (e.g., social security, social assistance, pensions and other welfare benefits).

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

Statistical Theme: Education and training statistics

Created on Thursday, February 13, 2003

Last updated on Monday, March 3, 2003