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  • 10-January-2018

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    France: Promoting economic opportunities and well-being in poor neighbourhoods

    Thanks to a highly developed welfare state, poverty is moderate on average in France, but – as in other countries – highly concentrated in some neighbourhoods.

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  • 22-December-2017

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    Income redistribution through taxes and transfers across OECD countries

    Redistribution is quantified as the relative reduction in market income inequality achieved by personal income taxes, employees’ social security contributions and cash transfers, based on household-level micro data.

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  • 19-December-2017

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    Raising and mobilising skills to boost productivity and inclusiveness in Belgium

    A highly educated and skilled workforce has been an important driver of productivity performance and prosperity in Belgium.

  • 12-December-2017

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    Ensuring a dynamic skills-training and life-long learning system in Switzerland

    Switzerland makes more use of its human resources than most other OECD countries. Labour force participation is high and the unemployment rate low for most segments of society.

  • 12-December-2017

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    The middle income plateau: trap or springboard?

    The mixed growth performance of emerging market economies has revived angst about a "middle-income trap".

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  • 29-November-2017

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    The quantification of structural reforms: extending the framework to emerging market economies

    This paper estimates and quantifies the impact of structural reforms on per capita income for a large set of OECD and non-OECD countries.

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  • 29-November-2017

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    Aggregate multi-factor productivity: measurement issues in OECD countries

    This paper analyses for 34 OECD countries the extent to which the calculation of aggregate multi-factor productivity (MFP) is sensitive to alternative parameterisations.

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  • 27-November-2017

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    Labour market and collective bargaining in Iceland: sharing the spoils without spoiling the shares

    Iceland has high living standards, low poverty, high inclusiveness and one of the most sustainable pension systems.

  • 23-November-2017

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    How self-sorting affects migrants’ labour market outcomes

    Assuming that immigrants select destinations according to absolute returns to their observable and unobservable human capital, I present a human capital model of migration accounting for taxes, transfers and limited portability of skills.

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  • 23-November-2017

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    Urbanisation and Household Consumption in China

    This paper focusses on the link between urbanisation and consumption behaviour in China.

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