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Progressing towards universal, safe, affordable and effective health care will require wide ranging reforms of hospitals, insurance systems, better trained staff and changes in some relative prices
The Chinese economy weathered the global crisis remarkably well. Some imbalances remain, but ongoing reforms can be expected to help alleviate them over time.
Policymaking in China has put increasing emphasis on stemming the growth in inequality. New indicators suggest that overall inequality has ceased to increase recently, and may even have declined.
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Since the OECD’s first Economic Survey of China in 2005, China has continued to expand rapidly. The economy is also weathering the global crisis remarkably well, not least thanks to prompt and vigorous macroeconomic policy action. Economic expansion is projected to continue over the medium run, and China’s share in the world economy is set to grow further. Despite the recent decline in the current account surplus, some imbalances
China’s monetary policy framework has gradually become more market-based. Going forward, it will need to place less emphasis on quantity-based liquidity controls and more on interest rate changes.
The Chinese labour market is resilient but segmented. The registration system and the attendant restrictions on access to social services impede labour mobility and ought to be gradually relaxed.
Competition is now robust in many sectors but product market barriers remain high overall, which may hold back growth over the longer run.
China’s population is set to age fast, owing to low fertility and rising life expectancy. With ongoing migration of the younger cohorts to urban areas the increase in the old-age dependency ratio will be more pronounced in rural than in urban areas. Very different pension arrangements exist across the country, with diverse and segmented systems in urban areas, belated retirement and low replacement ratios in rural areas, and special
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Unos fundamentos sólidos y una gestión macroeconómica firme han permitido amortiguar la recesión económica mundial, que, sin embargo, ha afectado aChile con un acusado deterioro de los términos de intercambio y el desplome del comercio mundial.
Chile has made impressive progress in educational attainment but still needs to catch up with OECD quality standards, and equity problems need to be addressed.