Publications & Documents


27-January-2015

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Drinking Lives Away - Harmful Alcohol Use and the Economics of Public Health

Alcoholic beverages, and their harmful use, have been familiar fixtures in human societies since the beginning of recorded history. Worldwide, alcohol is a leading cause of ill health and premature mortality. It accounts for 1 in 17 deaths, and for an even larger proportion of disabilities, especially in men. In OECD countries, alcohol consumption is about twice the world average. Its social costs are estimated in excess of 1% of

18-December-2014

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CWBM CO3.4-XLS: Satisfaction with school life

CWBM CO3.4-XLS: Satisfaction with school life

18-December-2014

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CWBM CO3.4-PDF: Satisfaction with school life

CWBM CO3.4-PDF: Satisfaction with school life

18-December-2014

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CWBM CO1.10-XLS: Life satisfaction among children

CWBM CO1.10-XLS: Life satisfaction among children

18-December-2014

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CWBM CO1.10-PDF: Life satisfaction among children

CWBM CO1.10-PDF: Life satisfaction among children

10-December-2014

English

The Distributional Effects of Consumption Taxes in OECD Countries

The report examines the distributional effects of value-added tax (VAT) and excise tax systems in 20 OECD countries, and investigates the effectiveness of reduced VAT rates as a redistributional tool.

9-December-2014

English

Inequality hurts economic growth, finds OECD research

Reducing income inequality would boost economic growth, according to new OECD analysis. This work finds that countries with lower income inequality grow faster than those with higher inequality.

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9-December-2014

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Focus on Inequality and Growth

Widespread increases in income inequality have raised concerns about their potential impact on our societies and economies. New OECD research shows that when income inequality rises, economic growth falls. One reason is that poorer members of society are less able to invest in their education. Tackling inequality can make our societies fairer and our economies stronger.

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8-December-2014

English

Income Inequality and Poverty

Evidence on income distribution and poverty in OECD countries since the mid-80s, using data that correct for many of the features that limit cross-country and intertemporal comparisons in this field.

3-December-2014

English

Making economic growth more socially inclusive in Germany

While past labour market reforms have been successful in terms of employment, the relative poverty risk and income inequality have remained broadly unchanged in recent years.

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