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.
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.
Education at a Glance 2013 - Country notes and key fact tables
Education Policy Outlook reviews the current context and situation of the country’s education system and examine its challenges and policy responses.
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Education at a Glance 2012: Key facts - New Zealand
This report on New Zealand provides, from an international perspective,an independent analysis of major issues facing the educational evaluation and assessment framework, current policy initiatives, and possible future approaches.
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Since the establishment of self-managing schools in 1989, New Zealand has one of the most devolved school systems in the world. Average student learning outcomes are very good by international comparison even though there are concerns about the proportion of students that are not performing well.