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The well performing labour market has delivered low unemployment and relatively stable wage developments.
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The Netherlands has strongly benefited from globalisation, which boosted international trade, cross-border investment and economic growth over the latest decades.
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The Netherlands, as other OECD countries, faces the challenge of providing high quality health and long term care services to an ageing population in a cost-efficient manner.
Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.
The housing market figures among the main determinants of labour mobility, as households seldom make employment and housing decisions independently of each other.
The Dutch occupational pension system has been successful in securing high asset accumulation to fund generous pension promises.
Congestion has become a burden for the Dutch economy. Reforms to the transport system, including public transport, together with a more flexible housing market should reduce the economic and environmental burden of transport, thereby improving prospects for sustainable long term growth.
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In an improving economy, the new Government is faced with the main macroeconomic challenge of moving from an expansive fiscal stance to focusing on securing sustainable public finances, while implementing measures that secure occupational pensions and enhance the job content of the recovery
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This note is taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010.