Labour markets, human capital and inequality

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Reforms have improved labour market performance but the unemployment rate is still too high.
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Labour market reforms are indispensable to spur productivity growth and overcome a social divide between the earnings, work conditions and human capital development prospects of workers in different segments of the business sector.
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Future generations will pay a high price if we fail to reform pension, health care and unemployment schemes. Social institutions will be tested in the coming years by ageing and slowing growth that threaten their sustainability and the adequacy of their deliveries, undermining the risk sharing that social institutions provide.
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