Publications & Documents


  • 7-August-2017

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    Skills Mismatch, Productivity and Policies: Evidence from the Second Wave of PIAAC

    This paper extends earlier OECD work exploring the link between skills mismatch, productivity and policies to include the countries in the second wave of OECD Survey of Adult Skills, with a special focus on New Zealand.

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  • 7-August-2017

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    The Global Income Distribution for High-Income Countries

    This paper presents the global income distribution between all individuals living in the developed world.

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  • 3-August-2017

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    How education can spur progress towards inclusive growth (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Costa Rica is recognised across Latin America as a leader in education. The country was among the first in the region to enrol all children in primary school and combat adult illiteracy.

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  • 3-August-2017

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    Education in Costa Rica

    As Costa Rica’s economy has developed in recent decades, the education system that helped propel the country to upper middle-income status now needs reform to respond to rising expectations and changing demands for skills. New challenges are emerging: economic growth has recently slowed, inequality is widening and productivity growth is weak. How can Costa Rica improve both the quality and equity of its education system while also addressing efficiency challenges? This report assesses Costa Rica’s policies and practices against best practice in education from across the OECD and other reference countries in the Latin American region. It analyses its education system’s major strengths and the challenges it faces, from early childhood education and care to tertiary education. It offers recommendations on how Costa Rica can improve quality and equity to ensure strong, sustainable and inclusive growth. This report will be of interest in Costa Rica as well as other countries looking to raise the quality, equity and efficiency of their education systems.

  • 28-July-2017

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    2013 OECD Recommendation of the Council on Gender Equality in Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship

    The 2013 OECD Recommendation of the Council on Gender Equality in Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship recommends adopting practices that promote gender equality in education, promoting family-friendly policies and working conditions which enable fathers and mothers to balance their working hours and their family responsibilities and facilitate women to participate more in private and public sector employment. It also recommends increasing the representation of women in decision-making position, eliminating the discriminatory gender wage gap, promoting all appropriate measures to end sexual harassment in the workplace, reducing the gender gap in entrepreneurship activity, and paying attention to the special needs of women from disadvantaged minority groups and migrant women.

  • 27-July-2017

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    “Digital literacy will probably be the only kind of literacy there is” (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Interview with Matthew D’Ancona, political columnist for the Guardian and the New York Times

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  • 20-July-2017

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    The highlights from the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills

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  • 20-July-2017

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    Trends Shaping Education Spotlight No. 11 - People on the Move

    International mobility is on the rise, and the growing number of people coming and going across borders leads to increasingly diverse communities. Education has an important role to play in developing the competencies required for our increasingly global world.

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  • 20-July-2017

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    People on the move: growing mobility, increasing diversity (OECD Education Today Blog)

    In August 2015, a newspaper published a story about Sam Cookney’s commute to work. Pretty boring, one would think, as long commutes are nothing new for most of us. However, Sam’s story is not so common. He works in London and commutes, several times per month, from Barcelona!

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  • 18-July-2017

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    PISA in Focus No. 74: How much of a problem is bullying at school?

    For the first time, the 2015 round of PISA collected data on students’ exposure to bullying. These data show that bullying is widespread. On average across OECD countries, around 11% of students reported that they are frequently (at least a few times per month) made fun of, 8% reported that they are frequently the object of nasty rumours in school, and 7% reported that they are frequently left out of things.

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