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Education, research, culture

Theme in brief

Educational level

The qualification of the population is particularly important from an economic point of view as it has a positive effect on the performance of the national economy. As regards individuals, a high educational level improves their chances on the labour market and their active participation in social life. The educational level of older people differs markedly from that of the younger age groups, especially for women. Today the learning opportunities offered by the educational system are used equally by men and women, so that women of the younger generations now have higher qualifications than men. The data on the educational level (educational attainment) are obtained from the microcensus, the largest annual household survey in Germany.

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Educational
level

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Apprentices (31.12.)

Foreigner apprentices

Apprentices with newly concluded training contract

Termination of training contracts before the agreed date

Participation in final examinations

Instituitons of
higher education

Continuing
education

Educational and
cultural finance

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Expenditure (basic funds) of public budgets on education, science and culture

Expenditure on public schools per pupil

Expenditure on science, research and development

Expenditure of institutions of higher education

Current funding

Culture

Promotion of education
and training

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Training assistance under the Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG)

Upgrading training assistance under the Upgrading Training Assistance Act (AFBG)

Additional Information

Key figures

Pupils2013/
2014
11,1 mn
Apprentices20131,4 mn
Students2014/
2015
2,7 mn
Public edu­cation expen­diture2011142,3 bn
Edu­cation expen­diture in GDP20116.6%
Recipients of training assis­tance2013958,743
Research expen­diture201279,1 bn
Public cul­tural expen­diture20099.1 bn

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