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13-October-2009

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Income Distribution and Subjective Happiness: A Survey (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 96)

This survey summarises the insights that the new literature based on subjective data has shed on the issue of income inequality and income comparisons. It reviews the various channels that relate income distribution and subjective well-being.

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9-October-2009

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IZA/OECD Workshop: Economic Crisis, Rising Unemployment and Policy Responses: What Does It Mean for the Income Distribution?

IZA and OECD jointly organize a workshop on February 8 and 9, 2010, in Paris on assessing the impact of the current economic crisis on employment status and incomes at the household level.

30-September-2009

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Why does the United States spend so much more on health than other countries?

The United States spent 16% of its national income (GDP) on health in 2007, which is by far, the highest share in the OECD. This presentation was given by Mark Pearson, Head of OECD Health Division, to the U.S Senate Special Committee on Aging.

28-September-2009

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Preventing the jobs crisis from casting a long shadow

Opening the Labour and Employment ministerial meeting 2009, Mr. Gurría talked of the need to tackle the jobs crisis and to prevent persistent unemployment from casting a long shadow over people’s welfare and from damaging the social fabric of our countries.

16-September-2009

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Policy Brief: In-Work Poverty: What can Governments do?

While work is often the best pathway out of poverty, employment does notalways guarantee an adequate living standard. At the outset of the currenteconomic downturn, the risk of in-work poverty was significant in mostOECD countries.

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16-September-2009

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The Welfare Effects of Social Mobility (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 93)

This paper analyses whether a socially mobile society is conducive to subjective well-being. Using socio-demographic information in 30 OECD countries from the World Values Survey, this study shows that living in a socially mobile society is conducive to individual life satisfaction.

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16-September-2009

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Policy Brief: Helping Workers Weather the Economic Storm

The world economy is in a severe economic downturn with potentiallydire consequences for workers and their families. The ultimate dimensionsof this crisis are not yet known, but it is already clear that it will be thedeepest recession of the post-war era for the OECD area.

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1-September-2009

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Spend early on children, says OECD

Governments should invest more money on children in the first six years of their lives to reduce social inequality and help all children, especially the most vulnerable, have happier lives, according to the OECD’s first ever report on child well-being in its 30 member countries.

1-September-2009

English

Doing Better for Children

Drawing on a wide range of data sources, this book constructs and analyses different indicators of child well-being across the OECD covering six key areas: material well‑being; housing and environment; education; health and safety; risk behaviours; and quality of school life.

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1-September-2009

German, , 46kb

Doing Better for Children: Pressemitteilung

Deutschland gibt viel Geld für Kinder aus, erzielt in vielen Bereichen aber nur unterdurchschnittliche Ergebnisse. Finanzielle Unterstützung für Familien so hoch wie in kaum einem anderen OECD-Land – Ausbau von Kinderbetreuung und frühkindlicher Erziehung sollte weiter vorangetrieben werden.

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