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This “Country Chapter” provides a detailed description of tax and benefit rules in the United States in 2008 and a summary of policy trends.
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The Self-evaluation report for the Southern Arizona (US) region was prepared with the support of the Lumina Foundation for Education, as an input to the OECD Review of Higher Education in Regional and City Development.
This country note, extracted from the STI Scoreboard 2009, explores recent developments in matters relating to innovation, science, technology and globalisation in the United States.
The United States spent 16% of GDP on health in 2007, much more than the OECD average of 8.9%. Spending per person is almost two-and-a-half times higher than the OECD average.
OECD has launched a series of reports in 16 countries including the US. Each report contains a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school to work.
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The Self-evaluation report for the Paso del Norte (US/MX) region was prepared by The Paso del Norte Group, as an input to the OECD Review of Higher Education in Regional and City Development.
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The OECD Employment Outlook 2009 indicates that the early stages of the economic recovery will be too muted to result in strong job creation. As a result, the US unemployment rate is expected to continue to rise to a little above 10% and to remain at that level through 2010.
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The United States should spend more on young children and disadvantaged teenagers to improve poor child health, poor basic education and high rates of child poverty, according to the OECD’s first report on child well-being "Doing Better for Children ".
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The Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA, the Results Act) established a performance management framework for federal departments and agencies. The framework consists of agency Strategic Plans, Annual Performance Plans and Annual Performance Reports. Additionally, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) annually prepares a Government-wide Performance Plan. Approximately 100 Cabinet departments,
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Federal budget procedures in the United States require forecasts and projections over several distinct periods of time: short term (18-24 months ahead), medium term (both 5- and 10-year horizons), and long term (as much as 75 years in the future). In the United States, the intermediate estimates have taken on increased significance with many press accounts referring to 10-year estimates. In addition to various time periods, the