The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices category "Education (10)" is a classification of services that includes educational services; education by radio or television broadcasting; literacy programs for students too old for primary school; out-of-school secondary education for adults and young people; out-of-school post-secondary non-tertiary education for adults and young people; and educational programs, generally for adults, which do not require any special prior instruction, in particular vocational training and cultural development.
Education (10) excludes expenditures on educational materials, such as books (09.5.1) and stationery (09.5.4), or education support services, such as health care services (06), transport services (07.3), catering services (11.1.2), accommodation services (11.2.0), driving lessons (07.2.4), and recreational training courses such as sport or bridge lessons given by independent teachers (09.4.1).
The breakdown of educational services is based upon the level categories of the 1997 International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED-97) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
This covers COICOP groups 10.1/2/3/4. Levels 0 and 1 of ISCED-97 are pre-primary and primary education. Levels 2 and 3 of ISCED-97 are lower-secondary and upper-secondary education. Level 4 of ISCED-97 are post-secondary non-tertiary education. Levels 5 and 6 of ISCED-97 are first stage and second stage of tertiary education.
Information provided in the notes pertaining to HICP classifications can be found from the source at: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/ramon/nomenclatures/index.cfm?TargetUrl=ACT_OTH_CLS_DLD&StrNom=HICP_2000&StrFormat=HTML&StrLanguageCode=EN&IntKey=22470387.
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Statistical Office of the European Communities, Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices: Education for Germany (including former GDR from 1991)© [CP1000DEM086NEST], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/CP1000DEM086NEST/, July 4, 2015.