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.
This public lecture explores what a capital gains tax might look like in New Zealand, and who would win and who would lose from such a reform.
This paper provides an overview of the Victorian Protective Data Security Framework and its role in protecting information held by Victorian government agencies, as well as a background of the global and domestic developments in this area.
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 challenges arise from population ageing.
This report from the OECD Affordable Housing Database presents comparative data on homelessness levels.
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, participation...
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 Education at a Glance are...
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...
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...
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.
Key findings» New Zealand adults’...
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.
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...
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...
This analysis of data from Australia and OECD countries, finds no support for claims that reduced company tax leads to improved economic performance.
Summary A feature of Australia’s tax debate is the question of whether to change company tax. Claims from business leaders...
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 states....
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 model applied to...
This report presents a cross-national comparison of the short- and medium-term economic effects of divorce.
This paper uses longitudinal data to estimate the short- and medium-term economic effects of divorce in the USA, the UK, Switzerland, Korea, Germany and Australia during...
Social impact investment can provide new ways to more efficiently and effectively allocate public and private capital to address social and economic challenges at the global, national and local levels.