26-May-2014

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Obesity Update 2014: Key Facts for the United States

Soaring obesity rates make the US the fattest country in the OECD, with 36.5% of obese adults. Roughly 70% of US adults are overweight, which corresponds to the second highest rate in the OECD (just after Mexico, 71.3%).

15-April-2014

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Taxing Wages: Country note for the United States

The average worker in the United States faced a tax burden on labour income (tax wedge) of 31.3% in 2013 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. The United States was ranked 25 of the 34 OECD member countries in this respect.

1-April-2014

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PISA problem-solving test: key findings for USA

Note summarising the United States' results in the PISA 2012 problem solving assessment.

18-March-2014

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Society at a Glance 2014 - Key findings for United States

This note presents key findings for the United States 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.

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21-February-2014

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Going for Growth 2014: United States

The United States is one of the top performers among OECD countries in terms of both productivity and labour utilisation. It has shown signs recently of a broader-based recovery taking hold with growth gaining momentum.

3-December-2013

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How's life in United States in 2013?

How's Life? report, 2013 edition - Country note - United States (PDF)

3-December-2013

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PISA 2012 mathematics, reading and science results - United States

Note summarising the performance of 15-year-old students in the United States in the PISA 2012 assessment of mathematics, reading and science

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3-December-2013

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Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education - Lessons from PISA 2012 for the United States

This report situates the performance in PISA of 15-year-olds in the United States against global patterns and trends. It goes beyond the aggregate-level analysis to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of U.S. students on different types of mathematics tasks.

21-November-2013

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Life expectancy in the US rising slower than elsewhere, says OECD Health at a Glance report

Life expectancy has increased in the United States over the past decades, but less rapidly than in other OECD countries. This is due to gaps in health insurance coverage and proper primary care, poorer health-related behaviours and poor living conditions for a significant proportion of the U.S. population, according to a new OECD report.

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12-November-2013

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Time for the U.S. to Reskill? What the Survey of Adult Skills Says

This report draws on the new international OECD Survey of Adult Skills to highlight the challenges faced by the United States. It shows that the United States should take action to improve adult skills, if it wants to avoid falling behind other countries. The report also advances a set of key recommendations to improve basic skills across the board.

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