Publications & Documents


  • 10-May-2010

    English

    Assessing the impact of the financial crisis on structural unemployment in OECD countries

    This paper assesses how the shock to aggregate unemployment as a result of the economic crisis may be transmitted to structural unemployment through hysteresis effects that occur through the rise in long-term unemployment.

  • 6-May-2010

    English

    Education and Training Policy - Pointers for Policy Development

    Pointers for Policy Development are designed for busy policymakers and others wanting to know the OECD’s policy advice on different education and training topics within each of the thematic reviews carried out by the Education and Training Policy Division.

  • 20-April-2010

    English

    Further Advancing Pro-Growth Tax and Benefit Reform in the Czech Republic

    In 2008, the Czech government implemented a major overhaul of the personal income tax (PIT), replacing the previous progressive rate schedule with a single 15% rate levied on an enlarged base.

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  • 20-April-2010

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  • 20-April-2010

    English

    Advancing structural reforms in OECD countries: Lessons from twenty case studies

    This paper presents in summary form the findings that emerge from a study of 20 structural reform episodes in 10 OECD countries.

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  • 19-April-2010

    English

    OECD Reviews of Migrant Education - Closing the Gap for Immigrant Students: Policies, Practice and Performance

    Net migration to OECD countries has tripled since 1960. Today, immigrant students comprise 10 to 20% of the student population in many OECD countries. Some countries have long histories of immigration; others have experienced an unprecedented increase in the last decade.

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  • 16-April-2010

    English

    Labour markets and the crisis

    This paper takes stock of recent labour market developments, highlights some of the key uncertainties, and discusses the policy options available to damp any further, structural deterioration in labour markets and facilitate an eventual, sustained, job-rich recovery.

  • 16-April-2010

    English

    PISA 2009 publications

    PISA 2009 Assessment Framework - Key Competencies in Reading, Mathematics and Science presents the theory behind the development of the PISA 2009 survey, the results of which will be released in December 2010.

  • 16-April-2010

    English

    PISA 2009 manuals, sources and methods

    The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA ) is an internationally standardised assessment that was jointly developed by participating countries and administered to 15-year-olds in schools.

  • 13-April-2010

    English, , 2,938kb

    TALIS 2008 Technical Report

    TALIS is the first international survey to focus on the working conditions of teachers and the learning environment in schools. It focuses on four main research areas: school leadership; professional development; teacher appraisal and feedback; and teaching practices, beliefs and attitudes.

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