Until the mid-1990s, the share of migrants in Italy was relatively low in international comparison. With a persistent demand for foreign workers in low-skilled and low-paid jobs, the proximity of conflict areas and the enlargement of the European Union to Romania and Bulgaria in 2007, migration to Italy increased rapidly over the last 15 years. This report presents an overview of the skills and qualifications of immigrants in Italy, their key labour market outcomes in international comparison, and their evolution over time, given the highly segmented Italian labour market and its high share of informal jobs.
It analyses the framework for integration and the main integration policy instruments. Special attention is paid to funding issues and to the distribution of competences between national and sub-national actors. Finally, this report reviews the integration at school and the school-to-work transition of the children of immigrants
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Country profiles highlight some key findings from TALIS 2013 for individual countries and economies
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Obesity rates are low in Italy, relative to most OECD countries, but the picture is definitely different for children. About 1 in 10 adults is obese in Italy, while 40% are overweight (including obesity).
L’Italie a augmenté ses apports d’aide et relevé ses objectifs en la matière, inversant ainsi une tendance à la baisse de son budget d’aide au développement, et doit désormais prendre des mesures afin de donner suite aux recommandations qui lui ont été faites d’améliorer la gestion de ses programmes d’aide, selon un nouvel examen réalisé par l’OCDE.
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This note presents key findings for Italy 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.
After being hard hit by the crisis, the Italian economy has seen a recovery in output and an improvement in its labour market.
The adjustment following the crisis has been particularly painful in Southern European countries, including Italy.
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Note summarising the performance of Italy in the PISA 2012 assessment of mathematics, reading and science.
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Increase in retirement age will be a major driver of pension spending reductions. Retirement-income adequacy may be an issue in the future...
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Health spending per capita in real terms fell by 2% in Italy in 2011, and is estimated to have fallen by a further 0.4% in 2012. Spending per capita also fell in 10 other European countries between 2009 and 2011, following the recession and the need for fiscal consolidation, according to a new OECD report.