Top Individual Income Rates (%) 2000

2000 by Country

Top Individual Income Tax Rates (%) 1990

1990 by Country

Top Individual Income Tax Rates (%) 1985

1985 by Country

Top Individual Income Tax Rates (%) 1980

1980 by Country

In number:
Country /1980
Korea 89
Sweden 87
Portugal 84
Britain 83
Belgium 76
Japan 75
Norway 75
Turkey 75
US 73
Italy 72
Netherlands 72
Finland 68
Average 68
Denmark 66
Spain 66
Germany 65
Canada 64
Iceland 63
Australia 62
Austria 62
NewZealand 62
France 60
Greece 60
Ireland 60
Luxembourg 57
Mexico 55
Switzerland 38

Electricity by Nuclear: OECD 2008

Nuclear % by Country

Household Saving Rates 1990 – 2008: Italy and Spain

Spain vs. Household Saving Rates 1990-2008 Italy

Household Saving Rates 1990 – 2008: Germany

Germany

Household Saving Rates 1990 – 2008: France

France

Household Saving Rates 1990-2008: Nordic Countries – Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden

Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden (Nordic Countries)

Household Saving Rates 1990 – 2008: Canada vs US

Canada vs US

Household Saving Rates 1990 – 2008: Austria

Austria

Household Saving Rates 1990 – 2008: Australia

Australia

OECD: Voter Turn-Out

World Rank# Country (no. of elections) vote/VAP%
1 Italy (14) 92.5
4 Iceland (16) 89.5
5 New Zealand (18) 86.2
12 Austria (16) 85.1
13 Belgium (17)* 84.9
15 Netherlands (15) 84.8
16 Australia (21) 84.4
17 Denmark (22) 83.6
18 Sweden (17) 83.3
20 Czech Republic (4) 82.8
23 Portugal (9) 82.4
29 Germany (13) 80.6
30 Slovenia (1) 80.6
33 Greece (17)* 80.3
35 Israel (14) 80.0
37 Norway (14) 79.5
40 Finland (15) 79.0
43 Bulgaria (3) 77.5
45 Romania (2) 77.2
46 Spain (7) 77.0
48 Slovakia (1) 75.9
54 Ireland (16) 74.9
55 United Kingdom (15) 74.9
56 Republic of Korea (9) 74.8
58 Croatia (2) 73.5
59 Turkey (9) 73.5
74 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (14) 69.1
75 Japan (21) 69.0
77 Canada (17) 68.4
81 France (15) 67.3
82 Liechtenstein (16)* 67.3
85 Ukraine (3) 66.1
91 Hungary (3) 64.1
92 Luxembourg (12) 64.1
97 Latvia (3) 63.1
98 Belarus (1) 63.0
102 Singapore (8) 62.0
106 Georgia (2) 60.6
110 Lithuania (2) 60.1
116 Malaysia (7) 59.0
124 Estonia (3) 56.0
127 Russia (2) 55.0
131 Poland (4) 52.3
138 Switzerland (13)* 49.3
139 USA (26) 48.3
140 Mexico (18) 48.1

Source: International IDEA

OECD: Gini/Income Inequality in Mid-2000s

Country: Gini in mid-200s

Denmark: 0.232
Sweden: 0.234
Luxembourg: 0.258
Austria: 0.265
Czech Republic:  0.268
Slovakia: 0.268
Finland: 0.269
Belgium: 0.271
Netherlands:  0.271
Switzerland: 0.276
Norway:  0.276
Iceland: 0.280
France: 0.281
Hungary: 0.291
Germany: 0.298
Australia: 0.301
OECD-30 0.311
Korea: 0.312
Canada: 0.317
Spain: 0.319
Japan:  0.321
Greece: 0.321
Ireland: 0.328
New Zealand: 0.335
UK: 0.335
Italy: 0.352
Poland: 0.372
USA 0.381
Portugal: 0.385
Turkey: 0.430
Mexico:  0.474

*One thing i notice is that the number as above is not quite tally with the number I got from national statistics bureau. For example in Sweden: the gini listed above is only 0.234 but the number i have gotten earlier for year between 2000 to 2006 is ranged between 0.27 to 0.31. So, why there is a discrepancy?

Source: OECD

OECD 2006: Female vs Male Entry rates to Tertiary Education

Entry rates: % of the secondary school leavers.

Female and Male Entry Rate to Tertiary Education in OECD countries 2006

OECD 2006: Difference between Female and Male Entry Rates to Tertiary Education

I wonder what would they do about such huge discrepancies among male and female students intake to tertiary education…

Difference (F-M) by OECD countries

Total Fertility Rate 1995 – 2005: Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom

1. Germany:
Year / TFR
1995 — 1.25
1996 — 1.32
1997 — 1.37
1998 — 1.36
1999 — 1.36
2000 — 1.38
2001 — 1.35
2002 — 1.34
2003 — 1.34
2004 — 1.36
2005 — 1.34
2006 — 1.32

2. Ireland:
Year / TFR
1995 — 1.84
1996 — 1.88
1997 — 1.93
1998 — 1.93
1999 — 1.89
2000 — 1.88
2001 — 1.93
2002 — 1.96
2003 — 1.95
2004 — 1.93
2005 — 1.86
2006 — 1.90

3. United Kingdom:
Year / TFR
1995 — 1.71
1996 — 1.73
1997 — 1.72
1998 — 1.71
1999 — 1.68
2000 — 1.64
2001 — 1.63
2002 — 1.64
2003 — 1.71
2004 — 1.77
2005 — 1.78
2006 — 1.84

Source: Eurostat, Population and Social Conditions.

Total Fertility Rate 1995 – 2005: Austria, Luxembourg, Switzerland

1. Austria:
Year / TFR
1995 — 1.42
1996 — 1.45
1997 — 1.39
1998 — 1.37
1999 — 1.34
2000 — 1.36
2001 — 1.33
2002 — 1.39
2003 — 1.38
2004 — 1.42
2005 — 1.41
2006 — 1.40

2. Luxembourg:
Year / TFR
1995 — 1.70
1996 — 1.77
1997 — 1.72
1998 — 1.68
1999 — 1.74
2000 — 1.76
2001 — 1.65
2002 — 1.63
2003 — 1.62
2004 — 1.66
2005 — 1.66
2006 — 1.65

3. Switzerland:
Year / TFR
1995 — 1.48
1996 — 1.50
1997 — 1.48
1998 — 1.47
1999 — 1.48
2000 — 1.50
2001 — 1.38
2002 — 1.39
2003 — 1.39
2004 — 1.42
2005 — 1.42
2006 — 1.43

Source: Eurostat, Population and Social Condition.

Total Fertility Rate 1995 – 2005: Greece, Spain, Portugal

1. Greece:
Year / TFR
1995 — 1.31
1996 — 1.28
1997 — 1.28
1998 — 1.26
1999 — 1.24
2000 — 1.26
2001 — 1.25
2002 — 1.27
2003 — 1.28
2004 — 1.30
2005 — 1.33
2006 — 1.39

2. Spain:
Year / TFR
1995 — 1.17
1996 — 1.16
1997 — 1.17
1998 — 1.16
1999 — 1.19
2000 — 1.23
2001 — 1.24
2002 — 1.26
2003 — 1.31
2004 — 1.33
2005 — 1.35
2006 — 1.38

3. Portugal:
Year / TFR
1995 — 1.41
1996 — 1.44
1997 — 1.47
1998 — 1.47
1999 — 1.50
2000 — 1.55
2001 — 1.45
2002 — 1.47
2003 — 1.44
2004 — 1.40
2005 — 1.40
2006 — 1.35

Source: Eurostat, Population and Social Conditions

Eurobarometer: Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation (Perception)

Question asked: For each of the following types of discrimination, could you please tell me whether, in your opinion, it is very widespread, fairly widespread, fairly rare or very rare in (OUR COUNTRY)? Discrimination on the basis of…
(d) Sexual orientation:

Discrimination - Sexual Orientation by Country

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