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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...
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.
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.
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.
- Nurses in Advanced Roles: A Description and Evaluation of Experiences in 12 Developed Countries (OECD Health Working Paper No. 54)
The initial experience in the labour market has a profound influence on later working life. Getting off to a good start facilitates youth integration into the world of work and lays the foundation for a good career, while it can be difficult to catch up after an initial failure.
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.
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.
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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.
This paper investigates the dynamic effects of health shocks on labour market transitions to disability, employment and other non-employment pathways. It uses longitudinal data to estimate time discrete duration models for three countries: Australia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
This report examines the performance of public employment services and the effectiveness of activation strategies in Japan.