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Rich Countries Gave $135 Billion In Aid Last Year, Maintained Record High

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact

* OECD countries' foreign aid stable in 2014 after 2013 record * Bilateral aid to least-developed nations down 16 percent ...

No Other Developed Country Creates Low-Paying Jobs Quite Like The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business

America may be exceptional in many ways, but it also tops the charts of a new, troubling ranking. The U.S. has more low-paying jobs than any other ...

Rebecca Klein

In Some Countries, Kids Get Less Education Than Their Parents Did

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

About 40 percent of the developed world's adults have gotten more schooling than their parents. But the number is slipping in some countries, raising ...

Joy Resmovits

And The World's Best Problem-Solvers Are...

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

American students are barely above the average of 44 countries and economies in problem-solving skills, far behind teens in Asia, according to the fir...

Jan Diehm

Surprising Test Results For Some Of The World's Richest Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 01.24.2014 | World

The WorldPost has gotten the first look at the math scores of students at every socioeconomic decile from the 65 countries that participate in the Pro...

'No Child Left Behind' or 'No Child Left Untested'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.19.2014 | Education
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Of course, gaining the knowledge and skills to land a good job is important and valuable for the individual and for our society. However, somewhere along the way, we have diminished in many of our students the joy of learning for learning's sake, the ability to think creatively and critically.

Recession 'Taking Hold' In The Eurozone

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business

PARIS (AP) — Europe's debt crisis is pushing the 17-country eurozone toward recession and dragging down the global economy, the Organization for Eco...

Guess What Country Has The Longest Working Hours

Posted 09.26.2014 | Money

While the global recession has compelled at least one national leader -- Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague -- to encourage employees to "work ...

There Might Actually Be Some Good News For The Eurozone's Economy

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2012 | Business

PARIS, March 12 (Reuters) - The euro zone is showing tentative signs of improvement, the latest monthly readout from the Organisation for Economic C...

Report: Countries Face A 'Great Challenge' Economically For The Foreseeable Future

Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

An OECD report due for release this month will say markets and governments face an uphill struggle to fund themselves next year amid extreme uncer...

Income Inequality Is Soaring Globally -- Even In Sweden

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.03.2011 | Business

Widening income inequality has been a thorn in America's side for some time now. Turns out, other countries in the developed world aren't exempt from ...

U.S. Falls In World Education Rankings, Rated 'Average'

Posted 10.01.2012 | Education

Ed. Clarification: HuffPost Education originally reported that the United States was ranked 14th by the OECD. That figure is the nation's ranking in r...

College Graduates Worldwide Fared Better During Recession

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Katherine Mangan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The recent economic crisis sparked layoffs in virtually all occupations, but, in many nations, college graduates were far less likely to be out of a j...

Putin Earns More Than Medvedev, But Medvedev Owns A Bigger Pad

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin earns 11% more than President Dmitry Medvedev, statements released as part of an anti-corruption drive show....