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While the prevalence of obesity in Italy is lower than in most other countries, it still has significant consequences. Italians live on average 2.7 years less due to overweight. Overweight accounts for 9.0% of health expenditure, above the average for other countries. Labour market outputs are lower due to overweight by the equivalent of 571 thousand full time workers per year.
Italy should boost spending and cooperation at national and regional levels as part of broader efforts to help more people into work and reduce the country’s high unemployment rate, according to a new OECD report.
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In Italy, the jobs at high risk of automation are just above the OECD average: 15.2% of Italian workers may see their job being automated but another 35.5% may see it significantly overhauled
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In Italia, i posti di lavoro ad alto rischio di automazione sono appena al di sopra della media OCSE: il 15,2% (cfr. Figura). Un altro 35,5% potrebbe subire sostanziali cambiamenti nel modo in cui vengono svolti; questi posti di lavoro rimarranno ma con mansioni molto diverse da quelle attuali.
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This country fact-sheet presents key figures from "Under Pressure: The Squeezed Middle Class". This report analyses the trends of middle-income households in areas such as employment, consumption, wealth and debt, as well as perceptions and social attitudes. It also includes recommendations for protecting middle-class living standards and financial security in the face of economic challenges.
Stronger, more inclusive and sustainable growth, better job opportunities and a reduction in the level of public debt in Italy require a comprehensive programme of far-reaching reforms while maintaining the important measures taken in recent years, according to a new OECD report.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Rome on 1-2 April 2019 to present the 2019 OECD Economic Survey of Italy at a Press Conference, alongside Minister Giovanni Tria.
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This country highlight (in Italian) puts the spotlight on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people: their numbers, their economic situation and well-being and policies to improve LGBT inclusivity. It also includes a special chapter on people’s perceptions of social and economic risks and presents a selection of social indicators.
The government, business and workers in Italy will need to invest substantially more in training to prepare for the future world of work, according to a new OECD report.
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The digital revolution, globalisation and demographic changes are transforming labour markets at a time when policy makers are also struggling with slow productivity and wage growth and high levels of income inequality. The new OECD Jobs Strategy provides a comprehensive framework and policy recommendations to help countries address these challenges.