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The unemployment rate stabilised in recent months in France, but remains very high, at 10.3% in July 2014 compared to 7.4% on average in the OECD area. Over the past couple of years, many countries have experienced a significant decline in unemployment, leaving France lagging behind in terms of labour market recovery from the global financial crisis.
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Portugal was hit hard by the global crisis and unemployment hit record levels but the unemployment rate has been declining since early 2013. In July 2014, 14% of the labour force was unemployed.
The results of this project will provide policy makers with a greater understanding of the role of price and volumes when comparing hospital expenditures internationally.
The OECD Health Division examines challenges affecting LTC systems and services, focusing particularly on the elderly population. This page will provide you with all information on ongoing and past work on LTC - that is, care for people needing support in many facets of living over a prolonged period of time.
This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected labour market, social policy and migration studies prepared for use within the OECD.
The project "Benefits and Wages" addresses the complicated interactions of tax and benefit systems for different family types and labour market situations and their impact on household incomes and financial work incentives.
The objective of the HCQI Project is to develop a set of indicators based on comparable data and which can be used to raise questions for further investigation on quality differences across countries.
This publication surveys the policy trends in cancer care over recent years and looks at survival rates to identify why some countries are doing better than others. The work on the quality of cancer care is part of the OECD's Health Care Quality Indicator's programme.
This paper presents new information on trends in family and child outcomes and policies over the past decades, in order to assess whether there has been any convergence over time across OECD and EU countries. Important drivers of population structure such as life expectancy and fertility rates are becoming more similar across countries as are marriage and divorce rates.
This report examines recent activation policies in the United Kingdom aimed at moving people back into work. It offers insight into how countries can improve the effectiveness of their employment services and also control spending on benefits. The United Kingdom's policies have helped limit the rise in unemployment during the crisis. It has been at the forefront of reform efforts by OECD countries to transform and modernise