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Has income inequality increased over time? Who has gained and who has lost in this process? Has this process affected all OECD countries uniformly? These are some of the questions addressed in this OECD report that compares poverty and income distribution in 30 countries.
In a world which is already characterised by significant international migration of health workers, OECD countries face a challenge in responding to the growing demand for doctors and nurses over the next 20 years. This book is the main outcome of a joint OECD-WHO project on the management of health-related human resources and international migration.
This single-country report in the OECD series Sickness, Disability and Work explores some of the reasons behind this phenomena in Sweden and the potential of its innovative recent and ongoing reforms.
This book paves the way for further research and policy analysis of a range of issues around international migration which are of high priority for many OECD countries.
OECD has launched a series of reports in 15 countries including New Zealand. Each report contains a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school to work.
Too many workers leave the labour market permanently due to health problems, and yet too many people with a disabling condition are denied the opportunity to work. This is a social and economic tragedy common to virtually all OECD countries, and an apparent paradox that needs explaining.
This 2007 edition of Benefits and Wages provides detailed descriptions of all cash benefits available to those in and out of work as well as the taxes they were liable to pay in 29 OECD countries from 2001 to 2005.
Based on OECD-wide indicators, this Babies and Bosses synthesis examines tax/benefit policies, parental leave systems, child and out-of-school-hours care support, and workplace practices that help determine parental labour market outcomes and family formation across the OECD.
Active Labour Market Policies to help unemployed people back to work include job placement services, unemployment benefits, and labour market programmes such as training and job creation.
This summary study looks at existing Korean family, health and pension policies from an international perspective and considers them in view of the emerging policy challenges in Korea. It was presented at a policy forum on Low fertility and Ageing Society, in September 2006 in Seoul.