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New Zealand, is one of the OECD countries with large and longstanding labour migration. The report finds that by and large, the New Zealand labour migration system is functioning well. Several features of the NZ immigration system, such as the Expression of Interest system, are gradually about to become an example for selection systems elsewhere in the OECD.
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2014, June 2014 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
The average worker in New Zealand faced a tax burden on labour income (tax wedge) of 16.9% in 2013 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. New Zealand was ranked 33 of the 34 OECD member countries in this respect.
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This note presents key findings for New Zealand 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 per capita income of New Zealand remains low compared to other advanced OECD countries, mostly owing to a substantial productivity gap vis-à-vis top performers.
English, PDF, 1,718kb
How's Life? 2013 - Country note - New Zealand (PDF)
This page contains all information relating to implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in New Zealand.
Education at a Glance 2013 - Country notes and key fact tables
New Zealand’s key challenges are to achieve sustainable and equitable growth while reducing macroeconomic vulnerabilities. Policies are on the right track, and reforms should focus on improving productivity and the distribution of skills.
Education Policy Outlook reviews the current context and situation of the country’s education system and examine its challenges and policy responses.