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Health at a Glance provides the latest comparable data and trends on population health and health system performance. This Country Note shows how Estonia compares to other OECD countries across indicators in the report.
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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – the ability of microbes to resist antimicrobials - remains an alarming global health threat that jeopardises the effectiveness of many 20th century public health advances. In recent years, Estonia made important strides in tackling AMR. Yet, more progress is needed.
The tax wedge for the average single worker in Estonia increased by 0.8 percentage points from 38.2% in 2021 to 39.0% in 2022. The OECD average tax wedge in 2022 was 34.6% (2021, 34.6%).
The OECD’s annual Revenue Statistics report found that the tax-to-GDP ratio in Estonia increased by 0.3 percentage points from 33.3% in 2020 to 33.5% in 2021. Between 2020 and 2021, the OECD average increased from 33.6% to 34.1%.
A renewed focus on structural reforms would help drive stronger growth and sustain living standards in Estonia as rising inflation, exacerbated by Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine has harmed its economic recovery and risks undermining its efforts to reduce poverty.
Biographical note of Estonia's Permanent Representative to the OECD.
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People in Estonia consume 9.2 litres of pure alcohol per capita per year, roughly equivalent to 1.9 bottles of wine or 3.5 litres of beer per week per person aged 15 and over. In addition, in Estonia, some population groups are at higher risk than others.
The Estonian labour market has outperformed most EU countries after the global financial crisis. The employment rate of people in working age stood at 73% in the third quarter of 2020, up from 61.3% in 2010 and above the OECD average of 66.7%. Estonia provides comprehensive and targeted support to jobseekers, workers and employers.
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Estonia - Country Health Profiles 2019: Launch presentation. The Country Health Profiles provide a concise and policy-relevant overview of health and health systems in the EU/European Economic area, emphasizing the particular characteristics and challenges in each country against a backdrop of cross-country comparisons.