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.
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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.
The adjustment following the crisis has been particularly painful in Southern European countries, including Italy.
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Note summarising the performance of Italy in the PISA 2012 assessment of mathematics, reading and science.
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Increase in retirement age will be a major driver of pension spending reductions. Retirement-income adequacy may be an issue in the future...
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Health spending per capita in real terms fell by 2% in Italy in 2011, and is estimated to have fallen by a further 0.4% in 2012. Spending per capita also fell in 10 other European countries between 2009 and 2011, following the recession and the need for fiscal consolidation, according to a new OECD report.
Two rounds of the Survey of Adult Skills are under way: Round 1 (2008-13) with 24 participating countries, whose results were released in October 2013, and Round 2 (2012-16) with 9 participating countries, whose results will be released in 2016. A third round is scheduled to begin in May 2014.
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How's Life? 2013 - Country note - Italy (PDF)
This OECD Integrity Review provides guidance on the implementation of key integrity and corruption prevention elements of the Law, most notably those concerning institutional coordination, the regulation of conduct and whistleblower protection, and management of integrity risks in public sector activities.
The OECD and Mexico’s Ministry of Economy are carrying out a regulatory reform programme to improve the competitiveness of its states. Multi-level regulatory governance is an important component of the regulatory reform agenda.