Tackling mental ill-health of the working-age population is becoming a key issue for labour market and social policies in OECD countries. OECD governments increasingly recognise that policy has a major role to play in keeping people with mental ill-health in employment or bringing those outside of the labour market back to it, and in preventing mental illness. This report on Switzerland is the fifth in a series of reports looking at how the broader education, health, social and labour market policy challenges identified in Sick on the Job? Myths and Realities about Mental Health and Work (OECD, 2012) are being tackled in a number of OECD countries. It concludes that the Swiss system is well resourced to address the challenges in various policy fields; that due the involvemnet of a large number of stakeholders much needed policy coordination across different sectors is a difficult task; and that a stronger mental health focus is required in Switzerland's health, social and labour market policies.
Switzerland needs to do more to help people with mental disorders find a job or stay in work, according to a new OECD report.
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Whether migration can be an equilibrating force in the labour market is an important criterion for an optimal currency area. The migration reaction to high labour market disparities is of interest particularly within the Eurozone, which lacks an exchange-rate mechanism. This paper compares pre- and post-crisis migration movements at the regional level in both Europe and the United States.
This report provides an initial evaluation of the comprehensive reform of the Spanish labour market undertaken in 2012. The report was commissioned to the OECD by the Spanish government and it complements the evaluation of the 2012 labour market reform undertaken by the Labour Ministry (Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social (MEySS)) and presented in September 2013.
This report reviews the quality of health care in Sweden. It begins by providing an overview of the range of policies and practices aimed at supporting quality of care in Sweden (Chapter 1). It then focuses on three key areas particularly relevant to elderly populations: strengthening primary care in Sweden (Chapter 2), better assurance for quality in long-term care (Chapter 3), and improving care after hip fracture and stroke (Chapter 4). In examining these areas, this report highlights best practices and provides recommendations to improve the quality of care in Sweden.
The conference is jointly organised by the OECD, the French research center in international economics (CEPII) and its Club, the research team Equippe of the University of Lille, the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti, the University of Luxemburg and IRES (Université Catholique de Louvain).
OECD Ministers agreed to take a comprehensive range of measures as set out in the OECD Action Plan for Youth, with two main objectives. The first objective is to tackle the current situation of high youth unemployment and underemployment. The second objective is to produce better outcomes for youth in the longer run
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Nearly half of Korean seniors live in relative income poverty. This is the highest old-age poverty rate in the OECD countries and nearly four times the OECD average. The old-age dependency ratio in Korea will increase by over 350% in the next 50 years. This is the highest increase among the OECD countries and will leave Korea as the oldest society by 2062...
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Old-age poverty is relatively low and publicly-provided services contribute substantially to maintain adequate living standards of the elderly.Pension replacement rates for future retirees are among the lowest in the OECD, so additional private savings will be necessary to fill the retirement savings gap...
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Financial sustainability has been the main concern behind the pension reforms enacted in Greece in the last three years. Retirement-income adequacy may be an important concern for future retirees but working longer may help to make income more adequate...