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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.
Italy has raised its foreign aid contributions and its future targets, reversing a trend of falling development assistance, and now needs to improve the way it manages its development programmes, according to a new OECD review.
Secondo un nuovo rapporto dell'OCSE, l'Italia ha aumentato i contributi e innalzato il livello dei futuri obiettivi di aiuto allo sviluppo, facendo registrare un'inversione della tendenza al ribasso negli stanziamenti a favore della cooperazione allo sviluppo.
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Analysis for Italy from OECD trade facilitation indicators that identify areas where countries can improve border procedures, reduce trade costs, boost trade flows and reap greater benefits from international trade.
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This note presents key findings for Italy from Society at a Glance 2014 - OECD Social indicators. This 2014 publication also provides a special chapter on: the crisis and its aftermath: a “stress test” for societies and for social policies.
Recovery is under way in the world’s advanced economies, underpinned by supportive financial conditions and reduced drag from budgetary tightening, but activity in the major emerging markets is mixed, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Assessment.
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.
Individual country notes assessing how regions and cities contribute to national growth and the well-being of society.