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.
The OECD and Mexico’s Ministry of Economy are carrying out a regulatory reform programme to improve the competitiveness of its states. Multi-level regulatory governance is an important component of the regulatory reform agenda.
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Gains in female education attainment have contributed to a worldwide increase in women’s participation in the labour force, but considerable gaps remain in working hours, conditions of employment and earnings. More specific data for Italy are available in this country note.