Increased education expenditures in 2000
The total family expenditures for education in 2000 increased by 44.0 percent compared to 1997 education expenditures. Of the P76.1 billion reported total education expenditures, P53.4 billion or 70.2 percent was on expenditures for education fees (including matriculation, tuition fees, etc.), followed by allowance for family member studying away from home with P14 billion or 18.4 percent. Each family on the average spends about P6,894 for education in 2000.
Adjusted for the 22.0 percent inflation measured from 1997 to 2000, total family expenditures for education was P62.4 billion, higher by 18.0 percent than the 1997 figure.
The Family Income and Expenditures Survey (FIES) is a nationwide survey of households undertaken every three years by the National Statistics Office. It is the main source of data on family income and expenditures which include among others levels of consumption by item expenditure as well as sources of income in cash and in kind. The results of the FIES provide information on levels of living and disparities in income of Filipino families, as well as their spending patterns.
The 2000 FIES was conducted in two major operations as rider to the regular quarterly Labor Force Survey. The first major operation was in July 2000 and gathered data for the period January 1-June 30, 2000. The second operation was in January 2001 which gathered information for the period July 1-December 2000. The survey involves an interview of national sample of about 41,000 households. Since March 1957, the 2000 FIES is the twelfth in the series conducted.
Expenditure items on education included matriculation and tution fees, allowance for family member studying away from home, book expenses, school supplies (notebooks, pencils, ballpens, bondpapers, etc.), and other educational supplies (newspapers, magazines). These items on education were asked from households with members who are studying.
(Sgd.)CARMELITA N. ERICTA
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