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The Australian education system fares well in international comparison with regards to PISA test scores and the higher education system attracts an increasing number of foreign students. However, a number of challenges need to be addressed.
- Economic Survey of Australia 2008
The age of retirement of employees should be raised by eliminating mandatory retirement and phasing out the retirement allowance. Active labour market policies should focus on policies to expand human capital rather than wage subsidies.
- Economic Survey of Korea 2008
Increasing productivity growth in the service sector, which accounts for 67% of employment and 58% of value added in Korea, is essential to sustain high potential growth.
- Economic survey of Japan 2008
Impressive progress has been made in raising participation in early childhood education as well as tertiary educational attainment over the past 30 years. However, the inflow of poorly educated youth into the labour market is unusually heavy for a high income country.
- Economic Survey of Spain 2008
This paper develops and applies a simple “conditional growth” framework to make long-term GDP projections for the world economy.
Unemployment in South Africa is extremely high and unevenly distributed, being concentrated among young less skilled blacks.
- Economic Assessment of South Africa 2008
Traditionally, the Norwegian compulsory education system has focused strongly on the linked goals of equal opportunities to learn, comprehensive and inclusive education.