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  • 4-May-2015

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    Improving Schools in Sweden: An OECD Perspective

    This report is the result of an analysis of Sweden’s context and policies, as well as relevant international best practices to support school improvement.

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  • 4-May-2015

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    Sweden should urgently reform its school system to improve quality and equity

    Sweden has failed to improve its school system despite a series of reforms in recent years. A more ambitious, national reform strategy is now urgently needed to improve quality and equity in education, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 30-April-2015

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    Skill mismatch and public policy in OECD countries

    This paper explores the relationship between skill mismatch and public policies using micro data for 22 OECD countries from the recent OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC).

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  • 30-April-2015

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    Labour market mismatch and labour productivity: evidence from PIAAC data

    This paper explores the link between skill and qualification mismatch and labour productivity using cross-country industry data for 19 OECD countries.

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  • 30-April-2015

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    Spurring growth in lagging regions in the Slovak Republic

    Regional inequality in Slovakia is among the highest in the OECD and is increasing. The main reason for regional disparity is the combination of low economic growth and job creation in the eastern and central part of the country and insufficient labour mobility to the west, in particular by low-skilled workers.

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  • 29-April-2015

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    Determinants of the low female labour force participation in India

    The low and declining female labour force participation rate in India despite strong growth over the past decade is puzzling and stands out among emerging markets. At the same time greater economic participation of women can be a source of inclusive growth, and wellbeing.

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  • 23-April-2015

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    Education in Focus No. 31 - How is the global talent pool changing (2013, 2030)?

    The global talent pool has grown over the past decade and is expected to continue growing through to 2030. The number of young people aged 25-34 with a tertiary qualification increased by nearly 45% between 2005 and 2013 in OECD and G20 countries and is expected to keep increasing in the coming decade.

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  • 23-April-2015

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    The global talent pool has taken on a dramatically different look (OECD Education Today Blog)

    The world is living through one of its most extraordinary revolutions, with game-changing implications, many of them still unknown.

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  • 21-April-2015

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    Strengthening skill use and school-to-work transitions in the Czech Republic

    The education system has reacted slowly to changes in labour market needs, leading to an increasing number of school leavers without sufficient qualification. In addition, declining PISA scores and a rising share of low achievers are raising concerns about the quality of the future labour force.

  • 21-April-2015

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    Myths to expel about schooling

    The OECD PISA surveys of educational competence among 15-year-olds have taught policymakers many lessons since the programme was launched in 2000. They have revealed several myths as well.

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