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Life expectancy in Italy is among the highest across the OECD. Obesity rates are low (but growing for children); alcohol consumption, smoking rates and air pollution are all close to the OECD average. While indicators for access and quality of care are generally good, high rates of antibiotic prescriptions are a concern. Italy spends slightly less than the OECD average on health.
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La speranza di vita in Italia è fra le più alte dell’area dell’OCSE. I tassi di obesità sono bassi (ma alti fra gli adolescenti); il consumo di alcolici, la percentuale di fumatori abituali e l’inquinamento atmosferico sono tutti prossimi alla media OCSE. L'accesso alle cure è garantito e l'assistenza è di buona qualità, mentre si prescrivono troppi antibiotici. In Italia, la spesa sanitaria è lievemente inferiore alla media OCSE.
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Selected findings for Italy from the report "Preventing Ageing Unequally"
Italy’s justice system is gaining greater efficiency, thus gradually closing its paradoxical gap.
Full and effective implementation of recent reforms, including the Jobs Act and the Good Schools reform, would help boost growth in Italy by improving people’s skills and ensuring their more effective use across the country, according to a new OECD report.
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Selected findings for Italy from the report "The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle"
The Italian banking system has long since been waiting for a comprehensive reform addressing structural inefficiencies and structural rigidities. As of 2014, the Government has defined a comprehensive reform plan while also tackling the crisis affecting several banks.
Growth in Italy is taking place more slowly than in other Eurozone countries. Public debate about this fact offers several explanations but rarely juxtaposes long-period trends with recent policies.
The OECD LEED Trento Centre organised a working group session on "Cultural heritage as catalyst of local development " on Thursday, 22 June, 2017 - 12.30 to 15.30 in the context of ArtLab 17 in Milan.
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Employment in Italy, as a share of the population aged 15-74, has almost come back to its pre-crisis level but at 49.9 percent it is the third lowest among OECD countries. On the opposite, after a significant decrease over 2014, the unemployment rate broadly stabilised over the past two years and decreased again in April.