The United States’ spending on higher education far outstrips that of other countries that make up the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, according to the group’s annual Education at a Glance report released today. Annually, the U.S. spends about $26,000 per student, compared to the OECD average of less than $14,000.
American teens may work summer jobs and manage money on their smartphones, but their financial literacy places them between Latvia and Russia, and far below 15-year-olds in Shanghai, who achieved the highest average score on the largest youth financial literacy exam. Continue reading
On this Fourth of July, when America has already been knocked out of the World Cup, what factors are most important to your well-being? The OECD is asking citizens to consider what it is they really care about after the last whistle blows and the crowds leave Brazil. Continue reading
There’s new data on income inequality out from the OECD Thursday, so we thought we’d take a look to see how the U.S. compares against the group’s 33 other countries — and its upcoming World Cup matches. Continue reading
Two reports out Tuesday offer some perspective on whether American students will be well prepared for the working world when they get there. According to the Programme for International Student Assessment, or PISA, American students performed just above average on a new, international test of problem-solving skills given to 15-year-olds. And an Annie E. Casey Foundation report cautions that there are wide racial disparities in educational opportunity across the country. Continue reading
The United States spends more on pharmaceuticals every year than any other country. OECD’s Valerie Paris explains the some of the reasons behind this statistic. Continue reading
There’s a new tool out by the OECD to help you determine which country is a perfect match for you, based on essential well-being and living condition indicators. Continue reading