Government expenditure on education as share of GDP in the Netherlands 2007-2017

Government expenditure on education as share of GDP in the Netherlands from 2007 to 2017

by Brigitte van de Pas, last edited Aug 13, 2019
Government expenditure on education as share of GDP in the Netherlands 2007-2017 In 2017, just over five percent of Dutch GDP was spent on education and student loans. GDP of the Netherlands amounted to roughly 737 billion euros that year. Government expenditure on education in 2017 declined in comparison to the previous year. Expenditure on education as part of GDP peaked in 2010, at six percent.  
 Absolute spend peaks in 2016

  In absolute figures, government expenditure on education and student grants did not peak in 2010, but in 2016, at nearly 39 billion euros. In 2017, government spending amounted to approximately 38 billion euros – a decrease compared to the previous year, but still the second-highest absolute spend in the past decade.

Expenditure by level

  Most of the government spending was spent on secondary education in 2017, at just over 14 billion euros. By comparison, the government only spent 8.3 billion euros that year on tertiary education. However, this is excluding the student loans, grants and allowances, which amounted to a further 3.3 billion euros that year.
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Government expenditure on education as share of GDP in the Netherlands from 2007 to 2017

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