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  • 16-September-2014

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    Geographic Variations in Health Care - What Do We Know and What Can Be Done to Improve Health System Performance?

    Variations in health care use within a country are complicated. In some cases they may reflect differences in health needs, in patient preferences or in the diffusion of a therapeutic innovation; in others they may not. There is evidence that some of the observed variations are unwarranted, signalling under- or over-provision of health services, or both. This study documents geographic variations for high-cost and high-volume procedures in select OECD countries. It finds that there are wide variations not only across countries, but within them as well. A mix of patient preferences and physician practice styles likely play an important part in this, but what part of the observed variations reflects over-provision, or whether there are unmet needs, remain largely unexplained. This report helps policy makers better understand the issues and challenges around geographic variations in health care provision and considers the policy options.

  • 9-September-2014

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    Achieving stronger growth by promoting a more gender-balanced economy

    Report prepared by the ILO, IMF, OECD and World Bank for the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting Melbourne, Australia, 10-11 September 2014

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  • 9-September-2014

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    Preventing unemployment and underemployment from becoming structural

    Report prepared for the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting Melbourne, Australia, 10-11 September 2014

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  • 9-September-2014

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    Effective local strategies to boost quality job creation, employment, and participation

    Report prepared for the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting Melbourne, Australia, 10-11 September 2014

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  • 9-September-2014

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    Promoting better labour market outcomes for youth

    Report on youth employment and apprenticeships prepared by the OECD and ILO for the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting Melbourne, Australia, 10-11 September 2014

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  • 9-September-2014

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    G20 faces persistent gaps in employment and job quality

    A large and persistent shortfall in the number and quality of the jobs being created in G20 countries is affecting prospects for re-igniting economic growth, according to a report prepared by the ILO, the OECD and the World Bank Group for the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meeting taking place in Melbourne this week.

  • 3-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Poland

    Poland’s employment rate at 61% (Q2 2014) remains well below the OECD average but, in contrast to many other countries, it has increased slowly since the onset of the economic crisis (from 57.9% in Q1 2007).

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  • 3-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Hungary

    Hungary was hit harder by the global crisis than most OECD countries. Unemployment reached record levels at the peak of the crisis but has since recovered to its pre-crisis level around the current OECD average of 8%.

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  • 3-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Sweden

    During the crisis, Sweden’s unemployment rate increased by almost 3 percentage points, but part of this increase has now been reabsorbed. By July 2014, unemployment had fallen to 7.7%, well down from a peak of 8.9% in 2010.

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  • 3-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Slovak Republic

    Unemployment rose substantially in the Slovak Republic as a result of the crisis and has only declined slowly since reaching a peak of 14.8% of the labour force in early 2010. At 13.3% in August 2014, the unemployment rate remains one of the highest among developed countries and is twice as high as the OECD average.

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