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The large majority of the Swiss population has attained at least upper secondary education: 86% of 25-64 year-olds and 89% of 25-34 year-olds
Country notes with main key findings of the book and key fact tables: a customised snapshot of a country's educational environment, highlighting the most important issues in the educational landscape.
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Switzerland has high employment rates and low unemployment. The overall employment rate remained stable since the start of the crisis and stands at 79% (first quarter of 2014), the second highest in the OECD after Iceland, well above the OECD average of 65.6%. As for unemployment, among OECD countries only Japan, Korea, and Norway have lower unemployment rates.
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Obesity rates are low in Switzerland, relative to most OECD countries. 9% of adults are obese in Switzerland, while nearly 38% are overweight (including obesity).
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This note presents key findings for Switzerland from Society at a Glance 2014 - OECD Social indicators. This 2014 publication also provides a special chapter on: the crisis and its aftermath: a “stress test” for societies and for social policies.
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Income-poverty rates are high among the over-65s in Switzerland. The effective age of labour market exit is high in Switzerland in international comparison...
Education at a Glance 2013 - Country notes and key fact tables