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Education at a Glance 2012: Country Notes - Spain
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Virtually all three-year-olds in Spain are enrolled in school, most of them in public institutions. Spain’s expenditure on pre-primary education (for public institutions) amounts to 0.9% of GDP, compared to the OECD average of 0.5% of the combined GDP.
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Orientaciones de PISA para las Islas Canarias
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High levels of unemployment are set to continue in Spain. The harmonised unemployment rate in Spain is the second highest in the OECD area (26.9% in May 2013), only exceeded by Greece (27%) and well above the OECD average (8%).
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Despite some decline in the number of registered unemployed in June, high levels of unemployment in Spain are set to persist in the short-run, given its weak economic growth prospects.
The Spanish economy experienced significantly weaker labour productivity growth than other OECD economies and failed to catch up with the most advanced economies in the period 1996-2007. In recent years labour productivity growth has accelerated, but this recovery is likely to be due to cyclical and temporary factors.
Greater use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) can help Spain unlock governmental efficiencies and help prepare the country for future economic growth, according to a new study from the OECD.
This financial education conference focused on implementing national strategies for financial education and combining consumer protection and education to support households’ financial wellbeing.
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Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education Guidance from PISA for the Canary Islands, Spain
During his official visit to Spain, Angel Gurría met with government representatives including Mr. Mariano Rajoy, President of the Government.