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Statistics

18 Jan 2008

This paper presents available (mainly official) statistics on the impacts of ICT and discusses a number of statistical issues associated with ICT impact measurement. It attempts to place ICT impacts measurement into an Information Society conceptual framework and suggests a number of areas for...

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Research report

04 Dec 2007

Getting family-friendly policies right will help reduce poverty, promote child development, enhance equity between men and women and stem the fall in birth-rates, according to this report, which compares the different approaches that the 30 OECD countries take to help parents balance their work...

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Research report

15 Nov 2007

Progress in the prevention and treatment of diseases has contributed to remarkable improvements in life expectancy and quality of life in OECD countries in recent decades. At the same time, spending on health care continues to climb, consuming an ever-increasing share of national income: health...

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Research report

07 Nov 2007

More and more OECD governments are giving firms tax breaks to drive innovation while cutting their direct spending on business research and development (R&D), and are also encouraging public research organisations to commercialise their inventions, according to this report. Two thirds of the...

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Website

07 Nov 2007

This new portal provides access to a range of broadband-related statistics gathered by the OECD. Policy makers must examine a range of indicators which reflect the status of individual broadband markets in the OECD. The OECD has indentified five main categories which are important for assessing...

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Research report

22 Oct 2007

Universities could play a stronger role in the economic, cultural and social development of their regions, according to this report, which argues that regional engagement by universities is beneficial both to local development and the institutions themselves.

Among the conclusions of the...

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Research report

22 Oct 2007

This report is an update of an earlier OECD Health Working Paper, and reports on the results of a second round of data collection from 32 countries. It reports on the results of that second round of data collection. Data is presented here on an augmented indicator set considered fit for the...

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Research report

22 Oct 2007

Universities could play a stronger role in the economic, cultural and social development of their regions, according to this report, which argues that regional engagement by universities is beneficial both to local development and the institutions themselves.

Among the conclusions of the...

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Briefing paper

22 Oct 2007

This policy brief assesses the advantages and disadvantages of indirect taxes over direct taxes. The appropriate choice for individual countries depends on circumstances, but particularly on views about the relative importance of growth and inequality as well as the ability to offset the effects...

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Article

28 Sep 2007

Can governments lift their broadband performance rankings? This paper aims to identify the factors that are significant in driving broadband penetration.

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