What accounts for variations in spending on salary costs?
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The relationship between resources devoted to education and outcomes has been the focus of much interest in recent years, as governments seek to ensure value for money in public spending while satisfying the education needs of society and the economy. Consequently, there is considerable interest in international comparisons of how various school systems allocate resources. This spread examines these questions from the perspective of salary cost per student – a calculation based on the hours students spend in the classroom, teachers’ teaching hours, class size and teachers’ salaries. Salary cost per student (as a percentage of GDP per capita) is calculated for each country and then compared with the OECD average.
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