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24-July-2014

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Health, work and working conditions: a review of the European economic literature

Economists have traditionally been very cautious when studying the interaction between employment and health because of the two-way causal relationship between these two variables: health status influences the probability of being employed and, at the same time, working affects the health status.

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24-July-2014

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Improving well-being in the United States

Life is quite good in the United States compared to other OECD countries, thanks to strong economic growth and technological progress having lifted average income to high levels. Nonetheless, there is evidence that the benefits from growth have not been sufficiently broad based.

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24-July-2014

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Workplace stress in the United States: issues and policies

Despite relative affluence, workplace stress is a prominent feature of the US labour market. To the extent that job stress causes poor health outcomes – either directly through increased blood ressure, fatigue, muscle pain, etc. or indirectly through increased rates of cigarette smoking – policy to lessen job stress may be appropriate.

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9-July-2014

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PISA 2012 Financial Literacy results - United States

PISA 2012 financial literacy results focusing on the performance of the United States among 17 other countries and economies who participated in the assessment: Australia, Belgium (Flemish Community), Shanghai-China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Israel, Italy, Latvia, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, and Spain

1-April-2014

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PISA problem-solving test: key findings for USA

Note summarising the United States' results in the PISA 2012 problem solving assessment.

3-December-2013

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PISA 2012 Results - United States

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students. To date, students representing more than 70 economies have participated in the assessment.

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3-December-2013

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Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education - Lessons from PISA 2012 for the United States

This report situates the performance in PISA of 15-year-olds in the United States against global patterns and trends. It goes beyond the aggregate-level analysis to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of U.S. students on different types of mathematics tasks.

12-November-2013

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Skills Survey: Country specific-material

Two rounds of the Survey of Adult Skills are under way: Round 1 (2008-13) with 24 participating countries, whose results were released in October 2013, and Round 2 (2012-16) with 9 participating countries, whose results will be released in 2016. A third round is scheduled to begin in May 2014.

12-November-2013

English

Time for the U.S. to Reskill? What the Survey of Adult Skills Says

This report draws on the new international OECD Survey of Adult Skills to highlight the challenges faced by the United States. It shows that the United States should take action to improve adult skills, if it wants to avoid falling behind other countries. The report also advances a set of key recommendations to improve basic skills across the board.

12-November-2013

English

Time for the U.S. to Reskill?

This blog post introduces a new report on the state of adult skills in the United States, "Time for the U.S. to Reskill: What the Survey of Adult Skills Says".

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