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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2017.
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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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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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Selected findings for Italy from the report "Preventing Ageing Unequally"
Italy’s justice system is gaining greater efficiency, thus gradually closing its paradoxical gap.
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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.
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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.
The tax burden on labour income is expressed by the tax wedge, which is a measure of the net tax burden on labour income borne by the employee and the employer.