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  • 18-March-2014

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    Society at a Glance 2014 - Key findings for United States

    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.

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  • 26-February-2014

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    Going for Growth 2016: United States

    The recovery of the US economy has kept momentum, although investment remains subdued in contrast to a comparatively good employment performance.

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  • 21-February-2014

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    Going for Growth 2014: United States

    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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  • 3-December-2013

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    PISA 2012 mathematics, reading and science results - United States

    Note summarising the performance of 15-year-old students in the United States in the PISA 2012 assessment of mathematics, reading and science

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  • 3-December-2013

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    Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education - Lessons from PISA 2012 for the United States

    This report situates the performance in PISA of 15-year-olds in the United States against global patterns and trends. It goes beyond the aggregate-level analysis to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of U.S. students on different types of mathematics tasks.

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  • 21-November-2013

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    Life expectancy in the US rising slower than elsewhere, says OECD Health at a Glance report

    Life expectancy has increased in the United States over the past decades, but less rapidly than in other OECD countries. This is due to gaps in health insurance coverage and proper primary care, poorer health-related behaviours and poor living conditions for a significant proportion of the U.S. population, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 12-November-2013

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    Country specific-material

    Two rounds of the Survey of Adult Skills are under way: Round 1 (2008-13) with 24 participating countries, whose results were released in October 2013, and Round 2 (2012-16) with 9 participating countries, whose results will be released in 2016. A third round is scheduled to begin in May 2014.

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  • 12-November-2013

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    Time for the U.S. to Reskill? What the Survey of Adult Skills Says

    This report draws on the new international OECD Survey of Adult Skills to highlight the challenges faced by the United States. It shows that the United States should take action to improve adult skills, if it wants to avoid falling behind other countries. The report also advances a set of key recommendations to improve basic skills across the board.

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  • 12-August-2013

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    OECD Development Assistance Peer Reviews: United States 2011

    Every four years, each of the 24 members of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations Development Programme as observers is scrutinised by its peers in the Committee.Five different member countries are peer reviewed each year. The aim is to assess the extent to which the development policies, strategies and activities of the reviewed country meet the standards set by the DAC. Members provide constructive criticism and recommendations based on a report that touches on aid policies, volumes, institutions and field operations. There are no sanctions if the country fails to take the recommendations on board. The exercise is meant to encourage positive change, support mutual learning and raise the overall effectiveness of aid throughout the donor community.
  • 10-July-2013

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    A Skills beyond School Review of the United States

    A Skills beyond School Review of the United States, OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Training

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