Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2014, June 2014 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
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Country notes highlight some key findings from TALIS 2013 for individual countries and economies
OECD reviews on regulatory reform in the United States and work related to regulatory policy and governance and open government in the United States.
Economic recovery in the United States is stronger than in most OECD countries, but it will remain sluggish unless new reforms are launched to boost growth.
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Soaring obesity rates make the US the fattest country in the OECD, with 36.5% of obese adults. Roughly 70% of US adults are overweight, which corresponds to the second highest rate in the OECD (just after Mexico, 71.3%).
The average worker in the United States faced a tax burden on labour income (tax wedge) of 31.3% in 2013 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. The United States was ranked 25 of the 34 OECD member countries in this respect.
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Note summarising the United States' results in the PISA 2012 problem solving assessment.
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This note presents key findings for the United States from Society at a Glance 2014 - OECD Social indicators. This 2014 publication also provides a special chapter on: the crisis and its aftermath: a “stress test” for societies and for social policies.
The United States is one of the top performers among OECD countries in terms of both productivity and labour utilisation. It has shown signs recently of a broader-based recovery taking hold with growth gaining momentum.
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How's Life? report, 2013 edition - Country note - United States (PDF)