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  • 10-November-2009

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    Achieving Better Value for Money in Health Care

    This report report examines selected policies that may help countries better achieve the goal of improved health system efficiency and thus better value for money.

  • 28-October-2009

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    Inequality and Well-Being in OECD Countries: What do we know?

    This paper considers the relationship between actual inequality, desired inequality and overall social well-being, focussing on the evidence from OECD countries over the past two decades. It was presented at www.oecdworldforum2009.org.

  • 27-October-2009

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    Medical Tourism and Global Health Congress, Written Statement to Ministers’ Round Table.

    Written Statement to Ministers’ Round Table. David Morgan, Administrator, Health Division, OECD. Medical Tourism and Global Health Congress, Los Angeles, October 26th-28th, 2009.

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  • 27-October-2009

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    Charting progress, building visions, improving life

    In a keynote speech delivered at the OECD 3rd World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy, Mr. Angel Gurría has warned that unless a new generation of statistics is developed to measure social progress and well-being, people may lose confidence in institutions and in the capacity of governments to address their problems.

  • 13-October-2009

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    Income Distribution and Subjective Happiness: A Survey (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 96)

    This survey summarises the insights that the new literature based on subjective data has shed on the issue of income inequality and income comparisons. It reviews the various channels that relate income distribution and subjective well-being.

  • 9-October-2009

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    IZA/OECD Workshop: Economic Crisis, Rising Unemployment and Policy Responses: What Does It Mean for the Income Distribution?

    IZA and OECD jointly organize a workshop on February 8 and 9, 2010, in Paris on assessing the impact of the current economic crisis on employment status and incomes at the household level.

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  • 30-September-2009

    English, Excel, 376kb

    Why does the United States spend so much more on health than other countries?

    The United States spent 16% of its national income (GDP) on health in 2007, which is by far, the highest share in the OECD. This presentation was given by Mark Pearson, Head of OECD Health Division, to the U.S Senate Special Committee on Aging.

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  • 28-September-2009

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    Preventing the jobs crisis from casting a long shadow

    Opening the Labour and Employment ministerial meeting 2009, Mr. Gurría talked of the need to tackle the jobs crisis and to prevent persistent unemployment from casting a long shadow over people’s welfare and from damaging the social fabric of our countries.

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  • 16-September-2009

    English, Excel, 309kb

    Policy Brief: In-Work Poverty: What can Governments do?

    While work is often the best pathway out of poverty, employment does notalways guarantee an adequate living standard. At the outset of the currenteconomic downturn, the risk of in-work poverty was significant in mostOECD countries.

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  • 16-September-2009

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    The Welfare Effects of Social Mobility (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 93)

    This paper analyses whether a socially mobile society is conducive to subjective well-being. Using socio-demographic information in 30 OECD countries from the World Values Survey, this study shows that living in a socially mobile society is conducive to individual life satisfaction.

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