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  • 9-December-2014

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    Inequality hurts economic growth, finds OECD research

    Reducing income inequality would boost economic growth, according to new OECD analysis. This work finds that countries with lower income inequality grow faster than those with higher inequality.

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  • 13-November-2014

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    Better professional training would boost skills and job creation, says OECD

    Countries should step up their efforts to improve the quality of post-secondary vocational training in order to meet the changing needs of today’s job market, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 15-October-2014

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    Korea: Promote inclusive growth through greater employer involvement in the employment and skills system, says OECD

    Korea has made significant progress towards decentralising the management of employment and training programmes, but can still do more to create stronger links with employers at the local level, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 9-September-2014

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    Educational mobility starts to slow in industrialised world, says OECD

    Access to education continues to expand worldwide but the socio-economic divisions between tertiary-educated adults and the rest of society are growing. Governments must do more to ensure that everyone has the same opportunity to a good education early in life, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 25-August-2014

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    OECD and China expand cooperation in PISA education programme

    The OECD and China have announced that they will expand their cooperation in PISA, following the successful implementation of PISA 2009 and 2012 in Shanghai.

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  • 9-July-2014

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    First OECD PISA financial literacy test finds many young people confused by money matters

    Around one in seven students in the 13 OECD countries and economies that took part in the first OECD PISA international assessment of financial literacy are unable to make even simple decisions about everyday spending, and only one in ten can solve complex financial tasks.

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  • 25-June-2014

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    Teachers love their job but feel undervalued, unsupported and unrecognised, says OECD

    Most teachers enjoy their job, despite feeling unsupported and unrecognised in schools and undervalued by society at large, according to a new OECD survey.

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  • 1-April-2014

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    Singapore and Korea top OECD’s first PISA problem-solving test

    Students from Singapore and Korea have performed best in the first OECD PISA assessment of creative problem-solving. Students in these countries are quick learners, highly inquisitive and able to solve unstructured problems in unfamiliar contexts.

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  • 3-December-2013

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    Asian countries top OECD’s latest PISA survey on state of global education

    Asian countries outperform the rest of the world in the OECD’s latest PISA survey, which evaluates the knowledge and skills of the world’s 15-year-olds. PISA 2012 tested more than 510,000 students in 65 countries and economies on maths, reading and science. The main focus was on maths.

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  • 12-November-2013

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    Concerted Action Necessary to Address U.S. Adult Skills Challenge, says OECD

    An OECD study published today says the United States should take concerted action to address the adult skills challenge, warning it could progressively fall behind other countries. The study argues that low-skilled populations face a bleak future, creating challenges both to equity and social cohesion.

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