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Key findings for the United States from the report "Pensions at a Glance 2019"
Government at a Glance provides a dashboard of key indicators to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.
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The United States spends more on healthcare than any other OECD country, both as a proportion of GDP (16.9%) and per person (USD 10 586). High levels of spending have not translated into people leading longer lives. Life expectancy at birth is two years below the OECD average, and actually declined by over two months between 2012 and 2017.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Washington, from 16 to 19 October 2019 to attend a G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, a G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, the meeting of the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action and the 2019 International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual Meetings.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in New York on 22 to 26 September 2019, to attend the high-level week of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Governments should treat the opioid epidemic as a public health crisis and improve treatment, care and support for people misusing opioids. Overdose deaths continue to rise, fuelled by an increase in prescription and over-prescription of opioids for pain management and the illicit drugs trade, according to a new OECD report.
The OECD has appointed Jeffrey Schlagenhauf as a Deputy Secretary-General. An American national, he will support Secretary-General Angel Gurría in increasing the impact and global relevance of OECD work, as well as contributing to the public policy challenges of assuring strong inclusive growth and jobs.
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The United States has one of the lowest rates of non-standard forms of work among OECD countries. In particular, the United States has the lowest rate of self-employment among OECD countries with 6.2% compared to an OECD average of 14.2%
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This country fact-sheet presents key figures from "Under Pressure: The Squeezed Middle Class". This report analyses the trends of middle-income households in areas such as employment, consumption, wealth and debt, as well as perceptions and social attitudes. It also includes recommendations for protecting middle-class living standards and financial security in the face of economic challenges.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Washington, from 11 to 13 April 2019 to attend a G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, a G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, and the 2019 International Monetary Fund and World Bank Spring Meetings.