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According to a new OECD report, variation in rates of health care activity across geographic areas in countries is a cause for concern. Wide variation suggests that whether or not you will receive a particular health service depends to a very great extent on the region where you live within a country.
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According to the OECD’s May 2014 projections, Italy’s growth rate will remain sluggish in 2014 to pick up only a little in 2015. As a result, the unemployment rate has increased further to reach 12.6% in July 2014– 2.4 percentage points above the EU average – and only 55.5% of the working-age population was in employment.
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The ability to measure innovation is essential to an improvement strategy in education. This country note analyses how the practices are changing within classrooms and educational organisations and how teachers develop and use their pedagogical resources.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Rome on 11-12 July 2014, to present, alongside Mr. José Graziano da Silva, Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the 2014 Agricultural Outlook.
Italy should step up its efforts to help immigrants and their children integrate into society and learn the skills they need to improve their job prospects and earnings, according to a new OECD report.
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2014, June 2014 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
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Country profiles highlight some key findings from TALIS 2013 for individual countries and economies
Co-organised by the Italian Co-Chair of the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group and the OECD, participants discussed progress in advancing the key elements of the global anti-corruption agenda and innovative solutions to address the latest challenges facing countries, business and civil society.
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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).
The average worker in Italy faced a tax burden on labour income (tax wedge) of 47.8% in 2013 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. Italy was ranked 6 of the 34 OECD member countries in this respect.