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Green and Growth can go together, provided that the appropriate framework and the right economic and regulatory incentives are in place to encourage sustainable use of our resources and the environment, said Angel Gurría.
How can government policies move towards increasing agricultural innovation and improving productivity? This OECD conference shared case studies and ideas from Europe, China, United States, India, Africa, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.
More people in developed countries are overweight or obese than ever before, dooming them to years of ill-health and early death. New OECD data show however that in some countries obesity rates are slowing, and that’s good news for people’s health and government budgets.
Health spending accounted for 17.6% of GDP in the United States in 2010, down slightly from 2009
(17.7%) and by far the highest share in the OECD, and a full eight percentage points higher than the OECD
average of 9.5%. Following the United States were the Netherlands (at 12.0% of GDP), and France and
Germany (both at 11.6% of GDP).
The country statistical profiles include a wide range of indicators on economy, education, energy, environment, foreign aid, health, information and communication, labour, migration, R&D, trade and society.
This paper investigates a more refined method to impute the labour income of the self-employed in the United States. The proposed estimation is followed by an analysis of how adjusted total labour income might impact the value of the labour share of output.
These country notes provide detailed quantitative and qualitative information on regional performance, institutions and policy settings in OECD members. They include a description of the country's administrative structure, regional policies and the contribution of regions to national growth.
Openness is one of the key values that guide the OECD vision for a stronger, cleaner, fairer world. This is why the OECD welcomes the launch of the Open Government Partnership today and the efforts led by Presidents Obama and Rousseff to promote government transparency, fight corruption, empower citizens and maximise the potential of new technologies to strengthen accountability and foster participation in public affairs.
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The US unemployment rate is still more than double its pre-crisis level and there is an increasing risk that the labour market recovery has stalled or could even go into reverse.
People with university degrees have suffered far fewer job losses during the global economic crisis than those who left school without qualifications, according to the latest edition of the OECD’s annual Education at a Glance.