Reducing poverty and social exclusion is an important objective for all French governments. Even though conventionally measured poverty is in fact lower than in most other countries, it is still higher than can be easily accepted.
This working paper looks at how to shift the policy focus towards reconciling work and family life. Reasons for under-provision in childcare by local governments are discussed and recommendations for further central-government intervention to improve supply are made.
This working paper looks at the challenges facing Hungary's counties and municipalities in modernising local infrastructures as well as dealing with cutbacks to administrative overheads and tough decisions in public services.
This working paper offers recommendations to continue to create a more favourable environment for women who want to enter the labour market.
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Economic Outlook No. 79, Chapter 3. This special chapter addresses the following questions: How much will ageing boost public health and long-term care expenditures over the next 50 years? What other factors influence spending and how are they likely to evolve? Which role could policies play in containing future spending pressures?
OECD Workshop on Effective Corporate Taxation, held at the OECD in Paris on 4 July 2006. Corporate taxation has been on the agenda of the recent tax policy debate in many OECD countries. In particular, there has been a policy interest in analysing the impact of corporate taxation on the location and level of investment in the context of globalisation of production. Assessing this impact requires computing appropriate measures of
This working paper describes the structure of the health care system in Hungary, highlights outstanding weaknesses and considers ways to make financing more stable and sustainable.
This working paper describes the main characteristics and the developments of the French tax system and examines some of its economic distortions and complexities.
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The impact of tax-favoured retirement saving on government budget projections compared across countries. OECD Economic Studies No. 39.
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Household level evidence from the United States and the United Kingdom on the effectiveness of tax favours in boosting retirement saving. OECD Economic Studies No. 39.