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In 2012, 25% of students in Italy were low performers in mathematics (OECD average: 23%), 20% were low performers in reading (OECD average: 18%), 19% were low performers in science (OECD average: 18%), and 12% were low performers in all three of these subjects (OECD average: 12%).
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This 4-page online document presents the key findings from OECD Pensions at a Glance 2015 and why it is important for Italy. It also identifies two key pension policy measures which would help improve the performance of pension systems in Italy.
The 2015 edition introduces more detailed analysis of participation in early childhood and tertiary levels of education. The report also examines first generation tertiary-educated adults’ educational and social mobility, labour market outcomes for recent graduates, and participation in employer-sponsored formal and/or non-formal education.
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Growth in health spending per capita in real terms has been negative in Italy since 2011, with both public and private health spending showing continuous falls. Cuts in pharmaceutical spending have contributed to reductions in health spending. The rise in the share of the generic market has helped to reduce prices and spending on pharmaceuticals in Italy, but still the generic market share remains relatively low.
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La spesa sanitaria pro-capite in Italia è diminuita in termini reali a partire dal 2011. La diminuzione ha interessato sia la spesa pubblica che quella privata. La riduzione della spesa sanitaria è stata in parte il risultato di tagli alla spesa farmaceutica.
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2015, July 2015 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
A dashboard of key government indicators by country, to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.
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This country note provides information on latest trends in income inequalities as well as key findings from the 2015 OECD report "In it Together: Why less inequality benefits all".
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Levels of alcohol consumption in Italy are among the lowest in the OECD, and have been declining steadily in the past 30 years. In 2010, an average of 6.1 litres of pure alcohol per capita was consumed in Italy, compared with an estimate of 9 litres in the OECD.
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To improve Italy’s long-term growth prospects, comprehensive structural reforms are needed to boost competitiveness and support job creation. Drawing on the OECD Economic Survey of Italy 2015, this paper provides a snapshot of the government’s reform agenda and assesses the impact on productivity, employment and GDP of the reforms that have been introduced since 2012.