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  • 14-May-2018

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    Family-friendly policies a key driver of economic growth

    The family-friendly policies introduced by Nordic countries over the past 50 years and associated increases in female employment have boosted growth in GDP per capita by between 10% and 20%, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 14-May-2018

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    Is the Last Mile the Longest? Economic Gains from Gender Equality in Nordic Countries

    Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, commonly known as the Nordic countries, have been leaders in the development of modern family and gender policy, and the explicit promotion of gender equality at home, at work, and in public life. Today, on many measures, they boast some of the most gender-equal labour markets in the OECD.
    This report shows that improvements in gender equality have contributed considerably to economic growth in the Nordic countries. Increases in female employment alone are estimated to account for anywhere between roughly 0.05 and 0.40 percentage points to average annual GDP per capita growth – equivalent to 3 to 20% of total GDP per capita growth over the past 50 years or so, depending on the country.
    The Nordic countries are closer than most to achieving gender equality in the labour market. But the last mile may well prove to be the longest one. To make further progress, a continued assessment of the effectiveness of existing public policies and workplace practices is needed. Only with resolve and a continued focus can Nordic countries ensure that men and women contribute to their economies and societies in gender equal measure.
     
  • 19-December-2017

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    Government at a Glance

    Government at a Glance provides a dashboard of key indicators to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.

  • 22-November-2017

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    OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017 - highlights by country

    These notes present selected country highlights from the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017 with a specific focus on digital trends among all themes covered.

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  • 15-November-2017

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    How's life in Denmark?

    This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2017.

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  • 9-June-2017

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    Great Danes in OECD history: Anker Randsholt on Thorkil Kristensen

    The OECD Observer, the organisation’s public policy magazine, was launched in November 1962, and this interview with its first editor, Anker Randsholt, was originally published as “Anchor man” in the 40th anniversary edition.

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  • 30-May-2017

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    Making globalisation work: Better lives for all

    We are faced with a paradox: never before in the course of human history have we enjoyed better standards of living, working and health as we do in this present period of globalisation–and still many people turn against globalisation. Why?

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  • 19-April-2017

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Copenhagen on 27 April 2017

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in Copenhagen on 27 April 2017 to hold a series of meetings to prepare the OECD’s annual Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM), taking place next 7-8 June under the chairmanship of Denmark.

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  • 15-December-2016

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    Denmark could do more to help vulnerable laid-off workers

    Denmark should boost benefit coverage for low-skilled and low-wage workers and improve the support available to blue-collar workers as part of a series of reforms to help laid-off workers get back into work more quickly, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 6-December-2016

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    PISA 2015 key findings for Denmark

    This country note presents student performance in science, reading and mathematics, and measures equity in education in Denmark. The interactive charts allow you to compare results with other countries participating in the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

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