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Obesity rates are low in Italy, relative to most OECD countries, but the picture is definitely different for children. About 1 in 10 adults is obese in Italy, while 40% are overweight (including obesity).
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This note presents key findings for Italy 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.
After being hard hit by the crisis, the Italian economy has seen a recovery in output and an improvement in its labour market.
The adjustment following the crisis has been particularly painful in Southern European countries, including Italy.
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Note summarising the performance of Italy in the PISA 2012 assessment of mathematics, reading and science.
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Increase in retirement age will be a major driver of pension spending reductions. Retirement-income adequacy may be an issue in the future...
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Health spending per capita in real terms fell by 2% in Italy in 2011, and is estimated to have fallen by a further 0.4% in 2012. Spending per capita also fell in 10 other European countries between 2009 and 2011, following the recession and the need for fiscal consolidation, according to a new OECD report.
Two rounds of the Survey of Adult Skills are under way: Round 1 (2008-13) with 24 participating countries, whose results were released in October 2013, and Round 2 (2012-16) with 9 participating countries, whose results will be released in 2016. A third round is scheduled to begin in May 2014.
The OECD and Mexico’s Ministry of Economy are carrying out a regulatory reform programme to improve the competitiveness of its states. Multi-level regulatory governance is an important component of the regulatory reform agenda.