Working Papers


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.

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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3-April-2009

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The determinants of employment and earnings in Indonesia: A multinomial selection approach

The Indonesian labour market is segmented, with a majority of workers engaged in informal sector occupations, and earnings data are available only for formal sector workers (salaried employees). This posed problems for the estimation of earnings equations.

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17-March-2009

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The effects of population structure on employment and productivity

This paper assesses the quantitative importance of the working-age population broken down by age, gender and education in explaining differences in employment and productivity levels across countries.

9-March-2009

English

Raising the flexibility of the Slovak economy during the catch-up phase

As in other catch-up countries inflation is likely to stay high going forward due to nominal convergence in Slovakia.

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6-March-2009

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Enhancing educational performance in Australia

The Australian education system fares well in international comparison with regards to PISA test scores and the higher education system attracts an increasing number of foreign students. However, a number of challenges need to be addressed.

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24-February-2009

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Sustaining growth in Korea by reforming the labour market and improving the education system

The age of retirement of employees should be raised by eliminating mandatory retirement and phasing out the retirement allowance. Active labour market policies should focus on policies to expand human capital rather than wage subsidies.

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24-February-2009

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Boosting productivity in Korea’s service sector

Increasing productivity growth in the service sector, which accounts for 67% of employment and 58% of value added in Korea, is essential to sustain high potential growth.

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18-February-2009

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Raising education outcomes in Spain

Impressive progress has been made in raising participation in early childhood education as well as tertiary educational attainment over the past 30 years. However, the inflow of poorly educated youth into the labour market is unusually heavy for a high income country.

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