Working Papers


2-July-2013

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Labour market policies to promote growth and social cohesion in Korea

Labour market reform to improve growth prospects and reduce inequality is a top priority in the face of rapid population ageing and a dualistic labour market. Sustaining output growth requires policies to mitigate the impact of rapid population ageing by increasing labour inputs from under-employed segments of the population.

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2-July-2013

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Education reform in Korea

The rapid expansion of education in Korea is exceptional and has played a key role in its economic development. Sustaining Korea’s growth potential in the face of demographic headwinds requires further improving the education system to boost productivity growth.

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11-June-2013

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Policy determinants of school outcomes under model uncertainty: evidence from South Africa

In this paper we assess the determinants of secondary school outcomes in South Africa. We use Bayesian Averaging Model techniques to account for uncertainty in the set of underlying factors that are chosen among a very large pool of explanatory variables in order to minimize the risk of omitted variable bias.

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11-April-2013

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Improving the economic situation of young people in France

The economic situation of young people is unsatisfactory. Educational inequalities have been widening for over a decade, due to a sharp decline in the results of the most highly disadvantaged students. The unemployment rate for the 20-24 age bracket has not dropped below 16% for nearly 30 years.

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3-April-2013

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Income inequality and poverty in Colombia. Part 2. The redistributive impact of taxes and transfers

Income inequality in Colombia has declined since the early 2000s but remains very high by international standards. While most of the inequality originates from the labour market, wealth – and thus capital income – is also highly concentrated and the tax and transfer system has little redistributive impact.

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3-April-2013

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Income inequality and poverty in Colombia. Part 1. The role of the labour market

Income inequality in Colombia has declined since the early 2000s but remains very high by international standards. Income dispersion largely originates from the labour market, which is characterised by a still high unemployment rate, a pervasive informal sector and a wide wage dispersion reflecting a large education premium for those with higher education.

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26-February-2013

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Do the average level and dispersion of socio-economic background measures explain France’s gap in PISA scores?

OECD’s PISA publications highlight the impact of economic, social and cultural status (ESCS) on students’ results within countries. The focus here is to investigate whether ESCS measures could contribute to differences in aggregate educational outcomes between countries.

21-February-2013

English

Educational attainment and labour market outcomes in South Africa, 1994-2010

In this paper we document the impact of education levels on labour market outcomes from 1994 to 2010 using national household survey data.

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6-February-2013

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Investing efficiently in education and active labour market policies in Slovakia

In Slovakia, educational outcomes are below the OECD average and are too dependent on the socioeconomic background of students.

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29-November-2012

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Strengthening innovation in the United States

The US innovation system has many strengths, including world class research universities and firms that thrive in innovation-intensive sectors.

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