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10-August-2007

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Meeting the Challenges of Decentralisation in France

Despite France’s previously well deserved reputation as a highly centralised state, a significant number of responsibilities have been devolved to regional and local government over the past two decades. The process has not been easy, as is discussed in this working paper.

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9-August-2007

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Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion in France (Economics Department Working Paper No. 569)

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.

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16-July-2007

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Family Policy in Hungary: How to Improve the Reconciliation Between Work and Family?

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.

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16-July-2007

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Encouraging Sub-national Government Efficiency in Hungary (Economics Department Working Paper 565)

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.

27-May-2006

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Future budget pressures arising from spending on health and long-term care

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?

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16-January-2006

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Workshop: Effective Corporate Taxation

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

29-September-2005

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In Search of Efficiency: Improving Health Care in Hungary (Economics Department Working Paper 446)

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.

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29-July-2005

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The French Tax System: Main Characteristics, Recent Developments and Some Considerations for Reform (Economics Department Working Paper 439)

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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