Publications & Documents


  • 16-July-2012

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for the United States

    At 6.2% in July, the US unemployment rate is back where it was in September 2008 when the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers signalled an intensification of the recession that had already been underway since the end of 2007.

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  • 11-July-2012

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    Briefing note for the OECD Employment Outlook 2012: United States

    The US labour market continues its slow recovery from the 2008-09 recession, but the unemployment rate remains significantly higher than before the financial crisis

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  • 29-June-2012

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    OECD Development Centre and UN Women event - 5 July

    The OECD Development Centre will present the 2012 Social Institutions and Gender Index at UN Women in New York on 5 July. The event will be hosted by the UN Women Research and Data Section and chaired by Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women.

  • 28-June-2012

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    US health care system from an international perspective

    Data from OECD Health Data 2012 focusing on key US issues: why is the US health spending so high? Is US health spending higher due to higher prices or higher service provision? (or both?)? Is the quality of care better in the US? What are the trends in key risk factors to health in the US?

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  • 27-June-2012

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    Economy: The United States needs to foster education and innovation to keep its cutting edge

    The United States should do more to foster innovation and provide more equitable access to high-quality education in order to maintain its status as the world's most vibrant and productive economy, according to OECD's latest Economic Survey of the United States.

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  • 11-June-2012

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    Senior budget official country reviews of budgeting systems

    The objective of senior budget official country reviews is to provide a comprehensive overview of the budget process in the country under examination, to evaluate national experiences in the light of international best practice and to provide specific policy recommendations.

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  • 8-June-2012

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    Ensuring Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying

    On 8 June 2012 an International Seminar on « Ensuring Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying : Towards a Regulatory Framework » will take place in Moscow, Russia.

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  • 15-May-2012

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  • 21-March-2012

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    Higher Education in Regional and City Development - Southern Arizona, United States

    Universities and other higher education institutions can play a key role in human capital development and innovation systems. Reviews of Higher Education in Regional and City Development are the OECD’s vehicle to mobilise higher education for economic and social development of cities and regions.

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  • 20-March-2012

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    Effects of NAFTA on US Employment and Policy Responses

    The signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was a source of debate in United States politics, particularly regarding possible labour market effects. This paper gives an overview and assessment of the debate and US employment policy responses.

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