Tagged: OECD

Skills matter… and we already seem to have them - The Dismal Science

Michael Reddell Jun 30, 2016

Earlier this week the OECD released Skills Matter, a 160 page report on the results of a programme of surveys of adult skills in OECD (and a handful of other) countries. As usual with OECD reports, it is full of fascinating charts.  Here is how they describe the programme: In the wake of the technological revolution that began in the … Read More

World Science Week: Where are we in the world? - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Aug 26, 2014

It’s World Science Week.  So, where are we in the science world?  One measure showing our commitment to science is our expenditure on R&D.  If we compare ourselves to the other OECD countries, we see that we are right at the bottom of the pile at 1.27% of GDP and have recently been overtaken by Hungary. … Continue reading → … Read More

We are satisfied… so why the high suicide rates? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Aug 18, 2011

Take a look at the graphs below, from the Mental Health Commission’s National Indicators 2011 report that uses 15 indicators to measure the mental health of the population. The top graph shows the results of a 2006 international Gallop poll that measured life satisfaction among participants in OECD countries.  New Zealand came out looking pretty good – we … Read More

Kiwis’ killer heart attack record - Visibly Shaken

Peter Griffin Apr 22, 2010

The Press carried some sobering statistics this morning about how we are leaders among comparable countries in the developed world when it comes to dying from heart attacks. As The Press health reporter Rebecca Todd explains: Sixty-three New Zealanders per 100,000 die of heart attacks every year, the report on developed nations shows. The next highest is … Read More