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10-November-2009

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Editorial Reviews of Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat

Editorial Review from Julio Frenk, Dean, Harvard School of Public Health - Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat. This book contributes to evidence-based policy making by exploring multiple dimensions of the obesity problem.

10-November-2009

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Editorial Reviews of Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat

Editorial Review from Ala Alwan, Assistant Director-General, World Health Organization - Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat. This book contributes to evidence-based policy making by exploring multiple dimensions of the obesity problem.

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.

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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.

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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.

14-October-2009

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Children of Immigrants in the Labour Markets of EU and OECD Countries: An Overview (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 97)

This document provides a first comparative overview of the presence and outcomes of the children of immigrants in the labour markets of OECD countries, based on a collection of data from 16 OECD countries with large immigrant populations.

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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.

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12-October-2009

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Looking Inside the Perpetual-Motion Machine: Job and Worker Flows in OECD Countries (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 95)

In the economic literature there is an increasing interest in the process of job creation and destruction as well of hirings and separations. Many studies suggest that ...

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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.

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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