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Old-age poverty is relatively low and publicly-provided services contribute substantially to
maintain adequate living standards of the elderly.Pension replacement rates for future retirees are among the lowest in the OECD, so additional
private savings will be necessary to fill the retirement savings gap...
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Ireland continues to make substantive headway in improving health outcomes, but more can be done in reducing risk-factors for major diseases and improving value-for-money in health spending, according to a new OECD report.
With sound framework conditions, fine universities, good infrastructure and policies friendly towards foreign direct investment, Ireland scores high in international innovation scoreboards. Overall, policies to boost innovation and entrepreneurship are on the right track, but investment in knowledge-based capital could be made a more dynamic source of growth and jobs.
Ireland’s economy is now showing encouraging signs of recovery from the financial crisis, but more must be done to reinvigorate growth and create the jobs that will get the country back to full health, according to the OECD.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Dublin on 12th September 2013 to present, alongside Mr. Eamon Gilmore, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ireland, the 2013 OECD Economic Survey of Ireland.
Young people have been hit hard by unemployment during the Irish recession. While much research
has been undertaken to study the effects of the recession on overall labour market dynamics, little is known about the specific effects on youth unemployment and the associated challenges.
OECD Health Data 2013 - Country Notes
Education at a Glance 2013 - Country notes and key fact tables
These country notes present the recent changes in migration policies as well as a table showing the most recent statistics on migration flows and on the results of the immigrants in the labour market.
Ireland should make its pension system simpler and fairer so that everyone gets sufficient income for a decent standard of living in retirement, according to a new OECD report.