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Presentation at "Different dimensions of the quality of life, Turning Economic Growth into Better Quality of Life in Europe" Brussels on 14th September 2010.
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Obesity is a major health concern for OECD countries. Using a wide range of individual-level and population data from OECD countries, this book presents analyses of trends in obesity, explores the complex causal factors affecting the epidemic and develops an assessment of the impacts interventions to combat the problem.
Speaking at the launch of the OECD International Migration Outlook, A. Gurría said that ensuring good labour force outcomes for immigrants is not just desirable; it is a key element of a fair recovery strategy.
This publication analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries. It also includes two topical issues: Public opinions and migration; Impact of naturalisation on the labour market outcomes of immigrants.
Health services account for a large and increasing share of production and expenditure in OECD countries but there are also noticeable differences between countries in expenditure per capita. Whether such differences are due to more services consumed in some countries than in others or whether they reflect differences in the price of services is a question of significant policy relevance. Yet, cross-country comparisons of the price of
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Since the onset of the global crisis, unemployment rate in France increased by 2.1 percentage points between December 2007 and May 2010, a milder increase compared to the OECD average (2.8 percentage points).
The feature Key Employment Statistics allows cross-country comparisons on labour market indicators, outcomes, policies and institutions.
The ratio of health expenditure to GDP, which in macroeconomic terms is an indicator which summarises the financing needs of a national health system, is likely to rise in countries for which the GDP falls. This paper reviews the possible implications of the recessions for this ratio.