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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2017.
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Japan enjoys the highest life expectancy at birth among OECD member countries and continues to make progress in improving health outcomes. Healthy lifestyles, good access to healthcare and a generally high quality of care have contributed to such favourable health outcomes, all achieved with a level of health spending not much higher than the OECD average.
Government at a Glance provides a dashboard of key indicators to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.
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Selected findings for Japan from the report "Preventing Ageing Unequally"
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Selected findings for Japan from the report "The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle"
With gross government debt of 219% of GDP in 2016, Japan’s fiscal situation is in uncharted territory and puts the economy at risk.
Never in the past 30 years has productivity growth been lower than since the 2008 global financial crisis, and never has income inequality been higher than it is today in Japan, and in the OECD area
The fourth annual edition of Revenue Statistics in Asian Countries covers seven countries, including Kazakhstan for the first time. It shows that the tax-to-GDP ratio in all these countries are lower than the OECD average of 34.3% in 2015, which highlights that scope remains for increasing tax mobilisation, especially in Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia and the Philippines to achieve sustainable growth.
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The negative impact of the economic crisis on employment was smaller in Japan than most other OECD countries. The short-time work scheme contributed to the greater resilience of the Japanese labour market. Unemployment in Japan has fallen continuously since the crisis, reaching just 2.8%, of the labour force in March and April, its lowest level in more than 22 years.