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Norway’s early childhood education and care (ECEC) system has experienced a strong expansion over the last decade. More children than ever are enrolled in its kindergartens.
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Norway has been successful at reducing the mortality due to cardiovascular diseases (CVD).
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Norge har lykkes i å redusere dødeligheten forårsaket av hjerte- og karsykdommer.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators used for the Better Life initiative and shows what users of the Better Life Index are telling us about their well-being priorities.
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Norway is ranked 20th among the 34 OECD member countries in decreasing order with a tax wedge for an average single worker at 37.0% in 2014, compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
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This country note from Going for Growth 2015 for Norway identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.
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The tax burden in Norway declined by 1.5 percentage points from 42.3% to 40.8%, the largest fall amongst member countries in 2013. The OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Norwegian standard VAT rate is 25%, which is considerably above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.
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Excellent population health status and good outcomes associated with acute care reflect a high-performing health system in Norway. Norway’s good health system comes at a cost – Norway’s per capita health expenditure is the highest in Europe.
Between 2011 and 2012 the total inflow of persons to Norway decreased slightly to 78 600, although this still represented an immigration rate of almost 16 immigrants per 1 000 inhabitants.
Country notes outlining regional variations in health, jobs, safety, environment, access to services, civic engagement, housing, education, income, and employment. These notes are from the OECD publication "How's Life in Your Region?".