Reports


25-September-2009

English

The political economy of reform: Principal messages of the study

Why are some policy reforms implemented while others languish? This new report aims to answer this important question by looking backwards -- at 20 structural reform efforts in 10 OECD countries, during the past two decades. This page presents the principle messages of the study.

1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children: Highlights for Australia

Australia does well for children in terms of good outcomes in both housing-environment and educational well-being, but more could be done for children in terms of both material and health outcomes - according to the OECD’s first report on child well-being.

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1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children: Highlights for Canada

Canada receives solid 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 Canadian children, including reducing child poverty and youth risk-taking.

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1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children: Highlights for the United States

The United States should spend more on young children and disadvantaged teenagers to improve poor child health, poor basic education and high rates of child poverty, according to the OECD’s first report on child well-being "Doing Better for Children ".

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1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children: Highlights for New Zealand

Outcomes for New Zealand children are weak in several key areas, according to the OECD’s first ever report on children... New Zealand needs to take a stronger policy focus on child poverty and child health, especially during the early years when it is easier to make a long‐term difference.

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1-September-2009

English

Doing Better for Children

Drawing on a wide range of data sources, this book constructs and analyses different indicators of child well-being across the OECD covering six key areas: material well‑being; housing and environment; education; health and safety; risk behaviours; and quality of school life.

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1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children: Highlights for Switzerland

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.

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1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children: Pressemitteilung

Deutschland gibt viel Geld für Kinder aus, erzielt in vielen Bereichen aber nur unterdurchschnittliche Ergebnisse. Finanzielle Unterstützung für Familien so hoch wie in kaum einem anderen OECD-Land – Ausbau von Kinderbetreuung und frühkindlicher Erziehung sollte weiter vorangetrieben werden.

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1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children: Highlights for Mexico

Most child well-being outcomes for Mexican children are far behind those seen in other OECD countries, according to the OECD’s first ever report on children. Mexico needs to strengthen its child policies in order to improve outcomes in the areas of child poverty, education and health and safety.

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1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children: Highlights for Japan

Japan spends less than the OECD average on children at each stage of childhood... The Japanese spending shortfall is especially pronounced for children under age 6, being less than one third of the spending committed to children between the ages of 6 and 17 years.

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