Despite having low government spending, Switzerland scores highly in various public policy outcomes, including health, education and transportation. But, as the population grows and ages, efficiency of public spending will have to rise to maintain low tax rates.
Swiss women are now as well educated as their male counterparts. However, progress remains to be made in the job market where both the supply and price of female labour are below that of men.
Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.
Public spending per pupil on pre-primary education is low in international comparison whereas spending on tertiary academic education per graduate is among the highest in the OECD.
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This note is taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010.
Governments should invest more money on children in the first six years of their lives to reduce social inequality and help all children, especially the most vulnerable, have happier lives, according to the OECD’s first ever report on child well-being in its 30 member countries.
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This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2008 priorities for Switzerland.
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Krankheit, Invalidität und Arbeit: Die Schweiz sollte die Krankentagegeldversicherung für alle Arbeitnehmer obligatorisch machen und die Krankenständen systematisch messen und managen, um den Verbleib kranker Arbeitnehmer im Arbeitsmarkt zu forcieren. Zu diesem Schluss kommt der OCED-Bericht „Krankheit, Invalidität und Arbeit: Hemmnisse abbauen – Norwegen, Polen und Schweiz“, in dem die Politiken der drei Länder in Bezug auf Krankheit
This first report in a new OECD series on sickness, disability and work explores the possible factors behind this paradox. It looks specifically at the cases of Norway, Poland and Switzerland, and highlights the role of institutions and policies. A range of reform recommendations is put forward.