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  • 30-November-2016

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    How do product market regulations affect workers? Evidence from the network industries

    Knowing who gains and loses from regulatory reform is important for understanding the political economy of reform. Using micro-level data from 26 countries, this paper studies how regulatory reform of network industries, a policy priority in many advanced economies, influences the labour market situation of workers in network industries.

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  • 30-November-2016

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    Effects of flexibility-enhancing reforms on employment transitions

    Do flexibility-enhancing reforms imply more employment instability? Using individual-level data from harmonised household surveys for 26 advanced countries, this paper analyses the effects of product and labour market reforms on transitions in and out of employment.

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  • 30-November-2016

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    Enhancing Economic Flexibility: What Is in It for Workers?

    This study investigates how making product or labour market regulation more flexible changes workers’ risks of moving out of employment and jobless people’s chances of becoming employed.

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  • 30-November-2016

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    The ins and outs of employment in 25 OECD countries

    This paper presents quantitative information on labour market flows for 25 OECD countries. It uses household surveys that offer the advantage of reporting monthly transitions between employment, unemployment and economic inactivity for individuals.

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  • 30-November-2016

    English

    Enhancing Economic Flexibility: What Is in It for Workers?

    Reforms that boost growth by enhancing economic flexibility often meet strong opposition related to concerns that they may imply adverse consequences for categories of workers. This study investigates how making product or labour market regulation more flexible changes workers’ risks of moving out of employment and jobless people’s chances of becoming employed.

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  • 28-November-2016

    English, Excel, 747kb

    EO Annex Tables: Inflation, Wages, costs, unemployment and labour market

    Statistical Annex tables in Excel format from OECD Economic Outlook.

  • 28-November-2016

    English, Excel, 224kb

    EO Annex Tables: Key Supply-Side Data

    Statistical Annex tables in Excel format from OECD Economic Outlook.

  • 21-November-2016

    English

    The gig economy will not abolish working 9 to 5

    We have always had plumbers, electricians, and lawyers who do temporary work, and are not paid by a household when they are idle. However, do new apps such as Uber or Deliveroo mean the end of the 9 to 5 job, and do these platforms need to be regulated?

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  • 17-November-2016

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    The distribution of the growth dividends

    Widespread increases in inequality over the past three decades have raised the question of the distribution of the growth dividends.

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  • 17-November-2016

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    The distributional impact of structural reforms

    In a majority of OECD countries, GDP growth over the past three decades has been associated with growing income disparities.

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