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  • 5-November-2015

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    Measuring educational inequalities in mortality statistics

    Statistics Working Paper N. 66, 2015/8 - The OECD recently started a project to generate measures of the distributions of ages at death by educational level, gender and cause of death for as many countries as possible. This working paper aims to highlight the most important methodological issues to be faced when trying to create valid statistics on mortality by level of education...

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  • 5-November-2015

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    Towards a distribution-sensitive Better Life Index - Design, data and implementation

    Statistics Working Paper N. 65, 2015/7 - The Better Life Index (BLI) was introduced by the OECD as a tool to chart the multi-dimensional well-being of OECD member countries, Brazil and the Russian Federation. However, the BLI relies only on aggregate country-level indicators, and hence is insensitive to how multi-dimensional well-being outcomes are distributed within countries.

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  • 5-November-2015

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    Beyond GDP - Is there a law of one shadow price?

    Statistics Working Paper N. 63, 2015/5 - This paper builds a welfare measure encompassing household disposable income, unemployment and longevity, while using two different sets of "shadow prices" for non-income variables.

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  • 5-November-2015

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    Comparing happiness across the world - Does culture matter?

    Statistics Working Paper N. 62, 2015/4 - The issue of cultural bias in subjective well-being data is often raised, but rarely well-documented. This paper reviews the main barriers to interpreting national differences in subjective well-being, noting the challenge of distinguishing between cultural bias and cultural impact.

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  • 4-November-2015

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    Health at a Glance 2015 - OECD Indicators

    This new edition of Health at a Glance presents the most recent comparable data on the performance of health systems in OECD countries. Where possible, it also reports data for partner countries (Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russian Federation and South Africa). Compared with the previous edition, this new edition includes a new set of dashboards of health indicators to summarise in a clear and user-friendly way the relative strengths and weaknesses of OECD countries on different key indicators of health and health system performance, and also a special focus on the pharmaceutical sector. This edition also contains new indicators on health workforce migration and on the quality of health care.

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  • 26-October-2015

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  • 22-October-2015

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    OECD Family Database

    The OECD Family Database provides cross-national indicators on the situation of families and children, including the structure of families, the labour market position of families, public policies for families, child outcomes, and child well-being.

  • 21-October-2015

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    Launch of the OECD Centre for Opportunity & Equality - 26 October 2015, OECD Conference Centre

    The world’s leading source of information and analysis of trends in inequality in developed countries, the OECD is launching a Centre for Opportunity and Equality to promote its research and provide a forum to discuss how policies can best address inequalities in areas including income, wealth, health and education, and their social and economic consequences.

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  • 20-October-2015

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    Reintegrating welfare benefit recipients through entrepreneurship in the Netherlands

    These rapid policy assessments provide a baseline analysis with focus on one of the key target groups of inclusive entrepreneurship policy (i.e. youth, seniors, women, migrants or the unemployed).

  • 15-October-2015

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    OECD review of pension systems in Mexico

    This review assesses the Mexican pension system on the basis of OECD best practices in pension design and presents various proposals to improve the Mexican pension system and guarantee its sustainability in the long term.

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