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10-July-2009

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How does decentralised minimum wage setting affect unemployment and informality? The case of Indonesia

Our findings show that an increase in the minimum to mean wage ratio is associated with a net increase in employment: a rise in informal sector employment more than compensates for job losses in the formal sector.

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9-July-2009

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Intergenerational social mobility in European OECD countries

This paper breaks new ground by providing comparable estimates of intergenerational wage and education persistence across 14 European OECD countries based on a new micro data from Eurostat.

9-July-2009

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Equity in student achievement across OECD countries: an investigation of the role of policies

This paper focuses on inequalities in learning opportunities for individuals coming from different socio-economic backgrounds as a measure of (in) equality of opportunity in OECD countries and looks at the role played by policies and institutions in shaping countries’ relative positions.

9-July-2009

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Intergenerational social mobility

This paper assesses recent patterns in intergenerational social mobility across OECD countries and examines the role that public policies can play in affecting such mobility.

29-June-2009

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Economic Survey of the United Kingdom 2009: Structural policies to promote sustainable long-term growth

While the immediate imperative is to tackle the financial crisis and to steer the economy through the current downturn, there are also a number of longer-term challenges that need to be addressed to foster a robust and sustainable recovery. In particular assistance for young and low skilled workers needs to be enhanced and the performance of the education sector also needs to be improved.

17-June-2009

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Economic Survey of Italy 2009: Towards better schools and more equal opportunities for learning

This chapter explores the reasons for poor and unequal performance in Italian secondary education. The chapter outlines the structure of spending and then considers how certain aspects of policy should be better aligned with good practice.

15-May-2009

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Employment - productivity trade-off and labour composition

This paper formalises the analysis of the employment-productivity trade-off by extending the framework developed by Gordon (1997) to account for labour heterogeneity.

11-May-2009

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Labour market flexibility in Estonia: what more can be done?

This paper discusses options for removing the remaining barriers that impede worker reallocation across jobs, sectors, and regions into more productive activities.

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7-April-2009

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Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2011: Country Notes

Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.

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7-April-2009

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Economic Survey of Finland 2010: Coping with the job crisis and preparing for ageing

Maintaining high participation and employment in the face of the current recession and a rapidly ageing population are major challenges for policy makers. The recession of the early 1990s showed that high unemployment can leave long–lasting scars on labour markets.

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