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Obesity rates are high in Canada, relative to most OECD countries, but they have not increased substantially in the last 15 years.
When it comes to well-being, American users of the OECD Better Life Index (BLI) want to be happy, Canadians care most about health, while Latin Americans strive for better education. That’s according to user feedback as the Index marks its third birthday.
The average worker in Canada faced a tax burden on labour income (tax wedge) of 31.1% in 2013 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. Canada was ranked 26 of the 34 OECD member countries in this respect.
Biographical note of Canada's Permanent representative to the OECD.
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This note presents key findings for Canada from Society at a Glance 2014 - OECD Social indicators. This 2014 publication also provides a special chapter on: the crisis and its aftermath: a “stress test” for societies and for social policies.
Recovery is under way in the world’s advanced economies, underpinned by supportive financial conditions and reduced drag from budgetary tightening, but activity in the major emerging markets is mixed, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Assessment.
Canada weathered the economic and financial crisis and its aftermath better than most other advanced economies, but productivity growth, in particular growth in multifactor productivity, has been persistently weak despite comparatively high investment in knowledge-based capital and a business environment generally favourable to entrepreneurship.
Canada enjoys relatively high GDP per capita but productivity growth has been weak despite comparatively high investment in knowledge-based capital, a fairly competitive business environment and a reasonably well-functioning labour market.
Individual country notes assessing how regions and cities contribute to national growth and the well-being of society.
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Income poverty rates in old-age are relatively low in Canada but have increased over time. Public transfers contribute less to the incomes of the over 65s than capital...