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Very high public spending in Austria on children is failing to produce good child well-being outcomes... Austria should look closely at why high family incomes and low child poverty are not always translated into a broader range of good outcomes for children.
Austria entered the most severe recession in decades. This triggered prompt policy measures to stabilise the real economy and financial markets, which will deteriorate significantly the fiscal position.
Austria entered the most severe recession in decades, requiring policy measures to stabilise the real economy and financial markets. Beyond the crisis, there is need to enhance labour productivity and labour utilisation, and to improve the education system.
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Austria has the second highest public spending on pensions in the 30 OECD countries (after Italy)... The pension replacement rate (pension entitlements relative to earnings) of 80% is much higher than the OECD average of 59%...
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OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) provides the first internationally comparative perspective on the conditions of teaching and learning.
With Austria’s official development assistance (ODA) at 0.42% of its gross national income (GNI) in 2008 (preliminary data) Austria was in 11th place among OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors. Austria’s net ODA fell by 14% to USD1.7 billion from 2007 to 2008, due to a lower level of debt relief grants provided in 2008. Debt relief made up 50% of Austria’s ODA during the period 2005 - 2007 and more than 40% in 2008,
Austria’s official development assistance (ODA) was 0.42% of its gross national income (GNI) in 2008, putting it in 11th place among OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors.
Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.
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The focus of this report is on migrant education policies and practices. However, some information on general immigration and integration policies and approaches is provided in order to place education policies in overall national policy contexts.
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This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2008 priorities for Austria.