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1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children: Highlights for the United Kingdom

High public spending on child welfare and education in the UK is failing to produce results in many key areas. To give every child the chance of a better future, the government should continue to spend more on younger children and target spending on older children more effectively...

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1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children: Highlights for Italy

The OECD’s first ever publication on child well-being shows that Italian government spending on children is close to the OECD average overall. The big shortfall is for spending on young children, where Italy spends 80% of the OECD average...

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1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children: Highlights for the United States

The United States should spend more on young children and disadvantaged teenagers to improve poor child health, poor basic education and high rates of child poverty, according to the OECD’s first report on child well-being "Doing Better for Children ".

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1-September-2009

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Spend early on children, says OECD

Governments should invest more money on children in the first six years of their lives to reduce social inequality and help all children, especially the most vulnerable, have happier lives, according to the OECD’s first ever report on child well-being in its 30 member countries.

1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children: Highlights for New Zealand

Outcomes for New Zealand children are weak in several key areas, according to the OECD’s first ever report on children... New Zealand needs to take a stronger policy focus on child poverty and child health, especially during the early years when it is easier to make a long‐term difference.

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1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children: Highlights for Switzerland

Switzerland receives generally good marks in “Doing Better for Children”, the OECD’s first report on the well‐being of children. But there are areas which may need policy attention to improve the lives of Swiss children, including better child exercise and vaccination rates.

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1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children: Highlights for Mexico

Most child well-being outcomes for Mexican children are far behind those seen in other OECD countries, according to the OECD’s first ever report on children. Mexico needs to strengthen its child policies in order to improve outcomes in the areas of child poverty, education and health and safety.

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1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children: Highlights for Germany

In their first ever publication on children, the OECD reports that Germany spends big money on children, more than the OECD average for every age group. Does Germany get value for money in its high child spending?

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13-August-2009

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Society at a Glance Asia/Pacific 2009: Key findings for the Philippines

Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific Edition 2009 Key findings for the Philippines include unemployment, tuberculosis, gender gaps, employment and income inequality.

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13-August-2009

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OECD reveals evolving social trends in Asia-Pacific

Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific Edition 2009 looks at social trends and policy developments in Asia-Pacific countries, using indicators similar to those in OECD’s recently published Society at a Glance 2009 (focused on OECD economies).

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