United States


  • 13-November-2014

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    A Skills Beyond School Brief on the United States

    This brief was prepared for the publication of the Skills beyond School Synthesis Report, a review of post-secondary career, vocational and professional training covering 20 countries, including the United States.

  • 28-August-2014

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    An exploration of the determinants of the subjective well-being of Americans during the Great Recession

    This paper uses data from the American Life Panel to understand the determinants of well-being in the United States during the Great Recession. It investigates how various dimensions of subjective well-being reflected in the OECD Better Life Framework impact subjective well-being.

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  • 24-July-2014

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    Improving well-being in the United States

    Life is quite good in the United States compared to other OECD countries, thanks to strong economic growth and technological progress having lifted average income to high levels. Nonetheless, there is evidence that the benefits from growth have not been sufficiently broad based.

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  • 24-July-2014

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    Workplace stress in the United States: issues and policies

    Despite relative affluence, workplace stress is a prominent feature of the US labour market. To the extent that job stress causes poor health outcomes – either directly through increased blood ressure, fatigue, muscle pain, etc. or indirectly through increased rates of cigarette smoking – policy to lessen job stress may be appropriate.

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  • 9-July-2014

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    PISA 2012 Financial Literacy results - United States

    PISA 2012 financial literacy results focusing on the performance of the United States among 17 other countries and economies who participated in the assessment: Australia, Belgium (Flemish Community), Shanghai-China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Israel, Italy, Latvia, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, and Spain

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  • 1-April-2014

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    PISA problem-solving test: key findings for USA

    Note summarising the United States' results in the PISA 2012 problem solving assessment.

  • 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.

  • 12-November-2013

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    Skills Survey: 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.

  • 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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