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Mexico is one of the few OECD countries where gains in life expectancy have not slowed down in recent years. Nevertheless, life expectancy remains approximately five years below the OECD average. Health care expenditure comprises 5.5% of GDP, which is amongst the lowest across OECD countries. Coverage for a core set of health services in Mexico is the lowest in the OECD at 89.3%.
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México tiene una de las tasas más altas de obesidad: casi uno de cada tres adultos son obesos. Como consecuencia, los mexicanos viven en promedio 4,2 años menos debido al sobrepeso, la mayor reducción en esperanza de vida de todos los países analizados. Las repercusiones sobre la economía son destacables: el sobrepeso representa el 8,9% del gasto en salud.
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Mexico has one of the highest rates of obesity: nearly one in three adults are obese. As a result, Mexicans live on average 4.2 years less due to overweight, the largest reductions in life expectancy of all countries analysed. The impact on the economy is large: overweight accounts for 8.9% of health expenditure; and lowers labour market outputs by the equivalent of 2.4m full time workers per year.
This multi-year project aimed to improve the competitiveness of the Mexican economy by reforming and modifying the regulatory and institutional framework to support higher levels of investment, employment and growth.
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This document describes the key findings for Mexico from the OECD Skills Strategy 2019.
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The Skills Outlook Scoreboard assesses the extent to which Mexico is able to make the most of digitalisation. Mexico’s performance is measured along 4 main indicators for which cross-country comparable information is available, aiming at capturing the level of skills of Mexican students and skills-related policy efforts.
In recent years, Hidalgo's economy has grown faster than the national average. Between 2009 and 2017, Hidalgo's annual GDP per capita growth rate was 3.9%, twice the national average (1.9%). In addition, the increase in productivity in the state between 2010 and 2016 was the fifth highest of all Mexican states.
The OECD carries out these surveys on around 50 countries every two years. This is the 16th survey of Mexico, but the first to be presented to the new administration. I would like to thank Minister Urzúa, Deputy Minister Herrera and their teams for the excellent support which support that we received during the preparation of the Survey.