Working Papers


14-February-2011

English

Limiting long-term unemployment and non-participation in Sweden

After the onset of the crisis, unemployment in Sweden increased markedly, though much less than expected and than during the early 1990s, even as participation in the labour market held up well.

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2-February-2011

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Raising education outcomes in Switzerland

Public spending per pupil on pre-primary education is low in international comparison whereas spending on tertiary academic education per graduate is among the highest in the OECD.

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14-December-2010

English

Does fiscal decentralisation strengthen social capital? Cross-country evidence and the experiences of Brazil and Indonesia

This paper tests the hypothesis that, by giving people more voice in the government decision-making process, fiscal decentralisation fosters social capital, measured in terms of interpersonal trust.

9-December-2010

English

Regulatory reforms to unlock long–term growth in Turkey

In the 2000s, Turkey has enjoyed rapid catching–up. This was possible despite the adverse business environment, as the semi–formal and informal economy had a significant contribution to the expansion of the private sector.

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1-November-2010

English

Enhancing the effectiveness of social policies in Indonesia

Indonesia has made considerable progress over the years in improving the social conditions of its population, especially among disadvantaged groups, not least by raising government spending and strengthening social protection programmes.

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17-June-2010

English

Chile: Climbing on giants’ shoulders: better schools for all Chilean children

Chile has made impressive progress in educational attainment. Yet, despite recent improvements, outcomes, as measured by PISA results, still need to catch up with OECD standards and equity problems should be addressed.

11-June-2010

English

Israeli Education Policy: How to Move Ahead in Reform

Israel’s education system produces many tertiary graduates but there are wide gaps across society and core skills at secondary school are weak, as discussed in this working paper.

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11-June-2010

English

Policy Options for Reducing Poverty and Raising Employment Rates in Israel

Despite some best-practice policies, challenges remain in raising employment and lowering poverty, particularly among Arab-Israeli and Ultra-orthodox households, as discussed in this working paper.

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9-June-2010

English

Making the Luxembourg labour market work better

Rapid economic growth over the past two decades has substantially increased employment in Luxembourg, which has largely been met by in–flows of cross–border workers and, to a lesser extent, immigration.

4-June-2010

English

Coping with the job crisis and preparing for ageing: The case of Finland

Maintaining high participation and employment in the face of the recent recession and a rapidly ageing population are major challenges for policy makers in Finland.

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