Publications & Documents


  • 21-April-2015

    English

    Myths to expel about schooling

    The OECD PISA surveys of educational competence among 15-year-olds have taught policymakers many lessons since the programme was launched in 2000. They have revealed several myths as well.

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  • 14-April-2015

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    PISA in Focus No. 50: Do teacher-student relations affect students' well-being at school?

    Children spend about a third of their waking hours in school during most weeks in the year. Thus, schools have a significant impact on children’s quality of life – including their relationships with peers and adults, and their dispositions towards learning and life more generally.

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  • 14-April-2015

    English

    A mini-milestone for PISA in Focus (OECD Education Today Blog)

    This month, PISA in Focus examines the impact of good teacher-student relations on both students’ well-being and performance. It’s not surprising that when students feel that their teachers are interested in them and support them they feel happier at school and often do better in school.

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  • 14-April-2015

    English

    Literacy for life (OECD Education Today Blog)

    As jobs increasingly involve analysing and communicating information, individuals with poor literacy skills are more likely to find themselves at risk.

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  • 8-April-2015

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    Sharing the fruits of growth with all Mexicans

    The government has introduced major structural reforms to fight poverty, improve the quality of education, create more jobs in the formal sector and move towards a universal social security system. This is a substantial accomplishment. However, Mexico needs to build a more inclusive state.

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  • 8-April-2015

    English

    What makes Mexicans happy?

    As in other countries, in Mexico income, education, health, job status and other individual characteristics are significantly associated with life satisfaction. These findings suggest that the higher average level of life satisfaction in Mexico is probably related to unobserved country characteristics.

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  • 8-April-2015

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    Improving the labour market integration of immigrants in Belgium

    Improving the labour market performance of immigrants requires a two-fold strategy. First, policies specific to migrants need to be enhanced. Second, general reforms to improve the functioning of the economy, desirable in any case, could also have a significant positive impact on immigrants.

  • 8-April-2015

    English

    Determinants of tertiary graduations

    Based on the OECD 50-year scenarios for per capita incomes and earning inequalities, the estimated model is used to generate future scenarios of demand for tertiary education, pointing to increases between 30 and 60 per cent across OECD countries over the coming 50 years.

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  • 7-April-2015

    English

    Structural reforms and income distribution

    Structural reforms and income distribution

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  • 7-April-2015

    English

    Gender equality in education (OECD Education Today Blog)

    To mark International Women’s Day the OECD released an impressive new analysis on gender and education.

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