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Health Care Measures in the OECD: Does Higher U.S. Spending Lead to Better Outcomes?

The United States spent $2.8 trillion on health care in 2012, or $8,915 per capita. This equates to 17.2% of the country’s gross domestic product, roughly double that spent by the average Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) country.



Dangerous By Design: Road Safety in the United States and the EU

Pedestrian fatalities in the United States have decreased by only 7% over the past decade, as opposed to an average 45% reduction within the EU. As Americans continue to lead increasingly healthier and more active lifestyles, the danger to pedestrians, cyclists, etc. is growing in tandem, especially for the most vulnerable road users: children, ethnic minorities, and the elderly.

KiwiSaver Automatic Workplace Retirement Accounts in New Zealand

The KiwiSaver program in New Zealand can provide valuable lessons and insights for American policymakers working to increase retirement readiness in the US.

AARP and the United Nations

AARP has worked with the United Nations for over 35 years. AARP works in partnership with the UN Programme on Ageing, government representatives, and non-governmental organizations.

Automatic Workplace Retirement Accounts in the United Kingdom and New Zealand

As proposals for an Automatic IRA are considered, policy makers may find it useful to review voluntary workplace savings initiatives recently introduced in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Complete Streets: International Best Policies and Practices

As the world becomes more urbanized and populations age, it becomes increasingly important to develop effective urban planning policies that can safely accommodate the needs of all users: automobiles, public transportation, pedestrians, bicyclists, children, older people, and people with disabilities.

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