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25 Oct 2017

This report presents tabulations of road deaths and road death rates for Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) nations and Australian states and territories. The rates allow for a comparison of Australia's road safety performance with that of other OECD nations by...

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Video lecture/presentation

20 Sep 2017

Capital gains tax. It’s a topic that comes around every election year, and 2017 is no exception. Sometimes it’s a scaremongering tactic used to warn voters off considering rival parties. Sometimes it’s presented as a serious policy option that can, and should, be implemented. As always, the...

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Research report

02 Mar 2017

Australia’s economy has enjoyed considerable success in recent decades, reflecting strong macroeconomic policy, structural reform and the long commodity boom. Living standards and well-being are generally high, though challenges remain in gender gaps and in greenhouse-gas emissions, and further...

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Research report

21 Feb 2017

This report from the OECD Affordable Housing Database compiles comparative country data on homelessness. Presents available data at national level on the number of people reported by public authorities as homeless. Data are mainly taken from the 2016 OECD Questionnaire on Affordable and Social...

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Research report

15 Sep 2016

Education at a Glance is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides key information on the output of educational institutions; the impact of learning across countries; the financial and human resources invested in education; access,...

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Research report

15 Sep 2016

Introduction

Every year, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) publishes Education at a Glance (EAG), a set of indicators that compares the education systems of 35 member countries, and other participating partner countries. The indicators in...

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Research report

25 Jul 2016

A new PwC global report has found that harnessing the power of an older workforce could deliver gains of up to $78 billion for the Australian economy.

The report finds that if Australia’s employment rates for older workers aged 55+ was increased to those in Sweden (74% of those aged 55-64...

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Research report

07 Jul 2016

This 2016 edition of the OECD Employment Outlook provides an in-depth review of recent labour market trends and short-term prospects in OECD countries. Chapter 1 examines recent labour market developments, with a special focus on vulnerable youth who are neither working nor in education or...

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Research report

28 Jun 2016

This is one of three summary reports from the Survey of Adult Skills. This report covers key findings on how New Zealand adults’ skills compare internationally and on the skill levels of different groups of New Zealanders.

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Report

16 Jun 2016

OECD Regions at a Glance shows how regions and cities contribute to national economic growth and well-being. This edition updates more than 40 region-by-region indicators to assess disparities within countries and their evolution over the past 15 years. The report covers all the OECD member...

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Audio program

03 Jun 2016

Australia could be heading towards a dramatic and destabilising end to the real estate boom, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. The OECD also points to uncertainties about economic policy in the leadup to the July 2 election.

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Working paper

31 May 2016

Social Impact bonds (SIBs) have attracted much attention in the aftermath of the financial crisis. They have been implemented in a number of countries as they seem to be an attractive proposition for financing the delivery of social services.

But SIBs remain a fairly new financial...

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Research report

11 May 2016

Social impact bonds (SIBs) can be defined as “a mechanism that harnesses private capital for social services and encourages outcome achievement by making repayment contingent upon success.” Since 2010, which marked the advent of the first SIB, 43 have been set up in 11 countries representing an...

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Research report

12 Apr 2016

Provides details of taxes paid on wages in OECD countries.

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After increasing each year since 2011, the tax burden on the average worker remained at 35.9% in OECD countries for a second consecutive year in 2015. The tax burden or tax wedge is...

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Research report

29 Mar 2016

This analysis of data from Australia and OECD countries, finds no support for claims that reduced company tax leads to improved economic performance.

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A feature of Australia’s tax debate is the question of whether to change company tax. Claims from business...

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Database

16 Nov 2015

In view of the strong demand for cross-national indicators on the situation of families and children, the OECD Family Database was developed to provide cross-national indicators on family outcomes and family policies across the OECD countries, its enhanced engagement partners and EU member...

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Research report

14 Sep 2015

Overview

Social impact bond projects are the latest new ‘buy-now, pay later’, off-balance sheet schemes to increase private finance of public services and the welfare state, driven by austerity policies and neoliberal ideology.

They are a complex venture capitalist...

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Research report

02 Mar 2015

This report presents a cross-national comparison of the short- and medium-term economic effects of divorce.

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This paper uses longitudinal data to estimate the short- and medium-term economic effects of divorce in the USA, the UK, Switzerland, Korea, Germany...

Research report

30 Jan 2015

Social impact investment has become increasingly relevant in today’s economic setting as social challenges have mounted while public funds in many count ries are under pressure. This report provides a framework for assessing the social impact investment market and focuses on the need to build...

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