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15-September-2011

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Launch of the OECD Employment Outlook 2011

The challenges of tackling high and persistent unemployment, especially for the young people, improving job opportunities and ensuring adequate social safety nets should be at the top of the political agenda, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

7-September-2011

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Aggregate Earnings and Macroeconomic Shocks (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 123)

I examine the effect of labour market policies and institutions on the transmission of macroeconomic shocks to the labour market, using both aggregate and industry-level annual data for 23 OECD countries, 23 business-sector industries and up to 29 years.

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6-September-2011

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Redistribution Policy and Inequality Reduction in OECD Countries: What Has Changed in Two Decades? (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 122)

A range of data sources are used to assess if, and to what extent, government redistribution policies have slowed or accelerated the trend towards greater income disparities in the past 20-25 years.

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6-September-2011

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Early Maternal Employment and Child Development in Five OECD Countries (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 118)

There is a long-running debate on possible negative effects of maternal employment on child development. For the first time, this paper presents an initial comparative analysis of longitudinal data on maternal employment patterns after birth on child cognitive and behavioural development.

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6-September-2011

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Over-Qualified or Under-Skilled (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 121)

Mismatches between workers’ competences and what is required by their job are widespread in OECD countries. that use qualifications as proxies for competences suggest that as many as one in four workers could be over-qualified...

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31-August-2011

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OECD Health Working Paper No. 57. The Impact of Pay Increases on Nurses' Labour Market: A Review of Evidence from Four OECD Countries

This report reviews the impact of pay increases on nurses’ labour market in four countries (UK, New Zealand, Finland and Czech Republic). Pay increases contributed to an increase in potential new entrants to nurse education, but the effect on nurses already in work is more difficult to assess.

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29-July-2011

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Off to a good start? Jobs for Youth

This report makes an important contribution to a new agenda of youth-friendly employment policies and practices. It analyses the situation of youth employment and unemployment in the context of the jobs crisis and identifies successful policy measures in OECD countries.

28-July-2011

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Online OECD Employment database

Our on-line database brings together data and indicators constructed to support the analyses presented in various editions of the OECD Employment Outlook as well as selected short-term indicators.

  • OECD social policy statistics portal
  • Health Statistics
  • OECD Migration databases
  • 27-July-2011

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    Cooking, Caring and Volunteering: Unpaid Work Around the World (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No 116)

    Household production constitutes an important aspect of economic activity and ignoring it may lead to incorrect inferences about levels and changes in well-being. This paper sheds light on the importance of unpaid work.

    27-July-2011

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    International Migrants in Developed, Emerging and Developing Countries: An Extended Profile (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No 114)

    This paper provides a detailed picture of immigrant and emigrant populations around the year 2000 based on the new global bilateral migration database DIOC-E.

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