Nearly two years after production began to recover from the worst recession to have hit OECD countries since the 1930s, the labour market situation remains a major preoccupation.
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Aggregate demand policies have a role to play in supporting the economic recovery and stimulate jobs. Enhancing vocational training is desirable, even if beefing-up such programmes may be difficult in countries facing large budget deficits or with limited training infrastructure.
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Within the Directorate for Education, the Education and Training Policy Division draws together lessons learned and provides constructive policy advice to help countries improve educational outcomes.
PISA 2009 at a Glance is a companion publication to PISA 2009 Results, the six-volume report on the 2009 survey conducted by the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
Australia faces the mutually reinforced challenges of boosting labour supply and promoting social inclusion. Labour underutilisation is especially prevalent among groups such as lone parents, people with disability, and Indigenous Australians.
Going for Growth 2011 takes stock of recent progress in implementing policy reforms to improve labour productivity and utilisation that were identified as priorities in the 2010 edition.
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This journal addresses issues related to providing a quality educational infrastructure in a cost-effective way. Published in English, French and Spanish.
Education ministers, teachers and union leaders from rapidly improving and high-performing nations and regions shared common challenges and best practices in building a world-class teaching force.
As fundamental technological and demographic challenges re-shape our economies, the quality of teaching, which is the biggest in-school influence on student learning, is the yardstick for long-term growth, said OECD Secretary-General.