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Education Accounts in Spain 2000-2013

The BBVA Foundation and the Ivie, within its cooperation framework program, have developed different studies on important topics such as educational training, employment and innovation. From this collaboration arises the new database ‘Cuentas de la Educación en España 2000-2013’ (Education Accounts in Spain 2000-2013) which addresses several key issues related to the educational system in Spain and its regions: what is its size and structure? How much is spent on education? Who are the producers of educational services and who are the beneficiaries?

Published documents

This database offers information for Spain and its regions, complementing the document presented in March 2016 Cuentas de la Educación en España 2000-2013: Recursos, gastos y resultados, presented in March 2016.

The appendix at the end of the document that accompanies this database includes formal education accounts (EA) and global education accounts. It offers EA for preschool, primary, secondary and vocational training, and university education, classified into public, private and total education. The global public education accounts include vocational training and additional services and general administration.

Structure and contents of the database

The education accounts (EA) database 2000-2013 is structured into four large areas. The first (A.1) and second (A.2) areas are devoted to public and private education accounts, respectively. In addition, the second area includes data on economic aggregates of private education. The third (A.3) area offers information on household expenditure on education, while the fourth (A.4) contains the student series.

The first area devoted to public EA (A.1) is organized as follows: public non-university EA by region and educational level, in euros (A.1.1) and 2013 euros (A.1.3). On the other hand, the public university EA are classified by region, in euros (A.1.2) and in 2013 euros (A.1.4). .

The second area (A.2) provides information on the main economic aggregates of formal private education (employees’ salary, intermediate consumption, service production, etc.), non-university (A.2.1) and university (A.2.2). Formal private non-university EA are given by region and educational level, in euros (A.2.3) and in 2013 euros (A.2.5). Additionally, data for private university EA are presented by region, in euros (A.2.4) and in 2013 euros (A.2.6).

The third area (A.3) of the database corresponds to household spending on education. Information has been classified into five sections corresponding to each of the following variables: region, educational level of main family provider, terciles of total expenditure, municipality size and type of expenditure. Within each section, tables have been developed with annual information for each of the following: total expenditure in thousands of euros, total expenditure in thousands of 2013 euros, household expenditure in euros, household expenditure in 2013 euros, per capita household expenditure in euros and per capita household expenditure in 2013 euros.

Finally, the fourth area (A.4) contains the series based on students which have been used to estimate per student expenditure. Data on non-university students (A.4.1) are presented disaggregated by region and educational level, for total (A.4.1.1), public (A.4.1.2) and private education (A.4.1.3). Data on university students are disaggregated by region for total (A.4.2.1), public (A.4.2.2) and private education (A.4.2.3). At the same time, data on private education students have been disaggregated according to their enrollment in private universities (A.4.2.4) or in private centers associated to public universities.

The database is structured in 15 Excel files:

  • A.1. PUBLIC EDUCATION ACCOUNTS
    • A.1.1. Public non-university education accounts in euros
    • A.1.2. Public university education accounts in euros
    • A.1.3. Public non-university education accounts in 2013 euros
    • A.1.4. Public university education accounts in 2013 euros
  • A.2. PRIVATE EDUCATION ACCOUNTS
    • A.2.1. Analysis of the economic variables of formal private non-university education by region, educational level, size and type of center
    • A.2.2. Analysis of the economic variables of formal private university education by region, educational level, size and type of center
    • A.2.3. Private formal education accounts at current prices by region and educational level
    • A.2.4. Private formal university education accounts at current prices by region and educational level
    • A.2.5. Private formal education accounts in 2013 euros by region and educational level
    • A.2.6. Private formal university education accounts in 2013 euros by region and educational level
  • A.3. HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE IN EDUCATION
  • A.4. EVOLUTION OF THE STUDENTS IN SPAIN
    • A.4.1.1. Evolution of non-university students in Spain by academic year, region and type of teaching. Total non-university education
    • A.4.1.2. Evolution of non-university students in Spain by academic year, region and type of teaching. Public education
    • A.4.1.3. Evolution of non-university students in Spain by academic year, region and type of teaching. Private education
    • A.4.2. Evolution of the students in Spain. University education

Other related documents

Uriel, E., M.L. Moltó, F. Pérez, J. Aldás-Manzano and V. Cucarella (1997): Las Cuentas de la Educación en España y sus Comunidades Autónomas. Colección Economía Española, Madrid: Fundación Argentaria, 573 pp.

Recommended citation

Fundación BBVA and Ivie (Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas). Cuentas de la Educación 2000-2013, March 2016.