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This policy profile is part of the Education Policy Outlook series, which presents comparative analysis of education policies and reforms across OECD countries.
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Iceland is ranked 22nd among the 34 OECD member countries in decreasing order with a tax wedge for an average single worker at 34.0% in 2015, compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. The country occupied the same position in 2014
The tax burden on labour income is expressed by the tax wedge, which is a measure of the net tax burden on labour income borne by the employee and the employer.
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The tax burden in Iceland increased by 2.8 percentage points from 35.9% to 38.7% in 2014. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 34.2% to 34.4%.
The 2015 edition introduces more detailed analysis of participation in early childhood and tertiary levels of education. The report also examines first generation tertiary-educated adults’ educational and social mobility, labour market outcomes for recent graduates, and participation in employer-sponsored formal and/or non-formal education.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2015?
La reprise en Islande ne s’est jamais démentie depuis la crise financière mondiale, comme l’attestent une activité économique se situant au-dessus des niveaux d’avant la crise ainsi qu’un certain nombre d’autres signes visibles de normalisation, tels que la décrue du chômage, le redressement des finances publiques et l’amélioration de la situation financière des ménages.
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Labour market conditions in Iceland further improved during the last year. In March 2015 the harmonised unemployment rate stood at 4.2% of the labour force, 1 percentage point lower than a year earlier.
Base de données Statistiques de l'OCDE sur la santé 2015 - Notes par pays
A dashboard of key government indicators by country, to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.