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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2015.
This report provides an overview of frameworks and experience in Latin America and internationally in dealing with the challenges associated with corporate governance of company groups. It describes their economic rationale, benefits and relevance in Latin America, and how they are defined, overseen and regulated. It also delves into some of the risks and more specific challenges involved in ensuring protection of minority shareholder rights and managing or minimising conflicts of interest within groups. It notes the rising importance of Latin American-based multinational company groups. Finally, it reviews existing international and regional guidance on corporate governance of company groups before assessing the more specific policy options and challenges in the region, and describing the conclusions reached by the Latin American Corporate Governance Roundtable and Task Force on Company Groups based on this report’s findings. Country-specific chapters provide more specific descriptions of the frameworks in place for corporate governance of company groups in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
The 2014 edition of National Accounts of OECD Countries, General Government Accounts is an annual publication, dedicated to government finance which is based on the System of National Accounts 2008 (SNA 2008) for all countries except Chile, Japan, Korea and Turkey (SNA 1993). It includes tables showing government aggregates and balances for the production, income and financial accounts as well as detailed tax and social contribution receipts and a breakdown of expenditure of general government by function, according to the harmonised international classification, COFOG. These detailed accounts are available for the general government sector. Data also cover the following sub-sectors, according to availability: central government, state government, local government and social security funds.
The data in this publication are also available on line via www.oecd-ilibrary.org under the title OECD National Accounts Statistics, General Government Accounts (http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/na-gga-data-en).
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Unemployment in Mexico is low (4.3% in Q1 2015) relative to the OECD average (7%), and has been declining in recent years. The incidence of long-term unemployment is extremely low (1.5% in Q4 2014) and it has remained fairly constant in the recent past, while it has reached alarming levels in the rest of the OECD (36% in Q4 2014).
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.
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In Mexico, the mortality from cardiovascular diseases (CVD) has decreased slower than in many OECD countries and the burden of CVD and diabetes is increasing rapidly.
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En México la mortalidad por enfermedades cardiovasculares (ECV) se ha reducido más lentamente que en muchos países de la OCDE y la prevalencia de las ECV y la diabetes aumenta con rapidez.
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Para detonar plenamente el potencial del país y elevar la productividad es necesario contar con un programa integral destinado a mejorar las competencias de todos los mexicanos, tanto en el plano educativo como en el mercado laboral. Este reporte presenta una serie de recomendaciones de política pública para mejorar el crecimiento de la productividad y el bienestar de la población.
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Fully unleashing the country's potential and lifting productivity also in the sectors that are lagging behind requires a comprehensive programme to improve the skills of all Mexicans, both at school and in the labour market. Such investment will also contribute to reducing inequalities of income and opportunity, which constitute one of the key obstacles for Mexico’s development.
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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".