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The average worker in Finland faced a tax burden on labour income (tax wedge) of 43.1% in 2013 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. Finland was ranked 7 of the 34 OECD member countries in this respect.
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This note presents key findings for Finland from Society at a Glance 2014 - OECD Social indicators. This 2014 publication also provides a special chapter on: the crisis and its aftermath: a “stress test” for societies and for social policies.
Tax revenues continue bouncing back from the low levels reported in almost all countries during 2008 and 2009, at the height of the global economic crisis, according to new OECD data in the annual Revenue Statistics publication. This annual publication presents a unique set of detailed and internationally comparable tax revenue data in a common format for all OECD member countries from 1965 onwards.
OECD Health Statistics 2013 - Country Notes
Education at a Glance 2013 - Country notes and key fact tables
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To achieve long-term sustainable growth and preserve the country’s comprehensive welfare state arrangements in the face of demographic ageing, Finland has to implement forcefully a series of structural reforms as presented in this brochure.
Finland is making efforts to improve its development co-operation, sharpening the focus of its efforts and emphasising the importance of human rights. Finland increased its aid by 35% to just over USD 1.4 billion (0.52% of its GDP) during the 2006 – 2011 period.
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Education at a Glance 2012: Key facts - Finland
The objective of senior budget official country reviews is to provide a comprehensive overview of the budget process in the country under examination, to evaluate national experiences in the light of international best practice and to provide specific policy recommendations.
Finland enjoys high well-being, but competitiveness has deteriorated, output has fallen and the population is ageing rapidly. Structural reforms are needed to extend working lives and raise public sector efficiency and potential growth.