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This chapter assesses recent cross-country patterns in intergenerational social mobility and examines the role that public policies play in affecting mobility.
While Switzerland has weathered the crisis better than other OECD countries, it may have a lasting impact on the Swiss economy. The need for further structural reforms results from fiscal sustainability issues related to ageing and weak trend productivity growth.
While Switzerland has weathered the global crisis better than other OECD economies, challenges remain for monetary and fiscal policies, as well as financial market regulation.
It is easier to climb the social ladder and earn more than one’s parents in the Nordic countries, Australia and Canada than in France, Italy, Britain and the United States, according to a new OECD study.
List of Economic Surveys of Brazil
List of Economic Surveys of Chile
With ongoing migration of the younger cohorts to urban areas, the increase in the old-age dependency ratio will be even more pronounced in rural than in urban areas.
For a great part of the 2000s, buoyant housing markets have contributed to sustained economic activity in most OECD countries. But many markets overheated and the collapse of the US subprime mortgage market has been at the epicentre of a deep financial and economic crisis.
Overall, health outcomes in China have improved tremendously over the past three decades, especially thanks to the reduction in some traditional infectious diseases.
In recent years, policymaking in China has put increasing emphasis on stemming the growth in inequality, which had been fairly steep since the 1980s.