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Personal income tax has risen in 25 out of 34 OECD countries over the past three years, as countries reduce the value of tax-free allowances and tax credits and subject higher proportions of earnings to tax, according to new data in the annual Taxing Wages publication
This edition of Society at a Glance addresses the growing demand for quantitative evidence on social well-being and its trends with a special chapter on the social consequences of the global crisis.
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This file contains detailed country-specific information on tax and benefit systems, including in-depth descriptions of how the key national tax and benefit programmes operate, and also spreadsheets showing the resulting budget constraints for particular family situations.
Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.
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This one-pager note presents key findings for Switzerland from Society at a Glance 2011 - OECD Social indicators. This 2011 publication also provides a special chapter on unpaid work across the OECD.
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 country note highlights key findings and challenges for Switzerland from the synthesis on Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers.
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This note is taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010.
The Swiss education system performs well in many important dimensions. Remaining challenges include raising education outcomes of children with modest socio-economic background. Removing barriers to higher tertiary attainment could also help raise productivity.
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Switzerland receives generally good marks in “Doing Better for Children”, the OECD’s first report on the well‐being of children. But there are areas which may need policy attention to improve the lives of Swiss children, including better child exercise and vaccination rates.