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22-February-2010

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Sub-central governments and the economic crisis: impact and policy responses

The world is recovering from the worst crisis since the Great Depression, leaving a strong and lasting impact on Member countries’ public finances. This paper analyses how sub-central governments are affected and how fiscal policy has reacted in the first months after the outbreak of the crisis.

22-February-2010

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Monetary policy responses to the crisis and exit strategies

Central banks have responded with exceptional vigour to the crisis by using their traditional interest-rate tools to their limits and deploying a wide range of unconventional measures.

16-February-2010

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Supporting Japan’s Policy Objectives: OECD’s Contribution (PDF, 890 KB)

Reforms in nine key areas - a strategy for domestic demand-led growth, the labour market, environment and climate change, education, taxes, health and long-term care, pension reform, regional policy and decentralization and public governance, could bring about a lasting improvement in Japan’s economic prospects, according to OECD analysis.

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12-February-2010

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"Greece must move quickly on economy"

In an article published in Kathimerini, A. Dean says it's urgent for the government to improve the financial situation and the efficiency of its public sector. It's the only way to restore trust in public finances, maintain a high economic growth rate and improve fairness among generations.

10-February-2010

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Going for Growth 2010 Chapter 5: A Family Affair: Intergenerational Social Mobility across OECD Countries

This chapter assesses recent cross-country patterns in intergenerational social mobility and examines the role that public policies play in affecting mobility.

10-February-2010

English

Obstacles to social mobility weaken equal opportunities and economic growth, says OECD study

It is easier to climb the social ladder and earn more than one’s parents in the Nordic countries, Australia and Canada than in France, Italy, Britain and the United States, according to a new OECD study.

3-February-2010

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Providing greater old-age security in China

With ongoing migration of the younger cohorts to urban areas, the increase in the old-age dependency ratio will be even more pronounced in rural than in urban areas.

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3-February-2010

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A bird’s eye view of OECD housing markets

For a great part of the 2000s, buoyant housing markets have contributed to sustained economic activity in most OECD countries. But many markets overheated and the collapse of the US subprime mortgage market has been at the epicentre of a deep financial and economic crisis.

3-February-2010

English

Improving China’s health care system

Overall, health outcomes in China have improved tremendously over the past three decades, especially thanks to the reduction in some traditional infectious diseases.

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3-February-2010

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A pause in the growth of inequality in China?

In recent years, policymaking in China has put increasing emphasis on stemming the growth in inequality, which had been fairly steep since the 1980s.

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