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16-September-2009

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Employment Outlook 2009 Country Notes: Spain

The OECD Employment Outlook 2009 indicates that unemployment in Spain is likely to continue increasing in the months to come and could even approach 20% in 2010. This implies that the largest part of the total expected increase in unemployment in Spain has already taken place.

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16-September-2009

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Governments must act decisively on jobs, says OECD’s Gurría

According to Secretary-General Angel Gurría, governments must act fast and decisively to prevent the recession turning into a long-term unemployment crisis. “It is essential that governments focus on helping jobseekers in the months to come,” he said at the launch of the Employment Outlook 2009.

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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16-September-2009

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Employment Outlook 2009 Country Notes: United Kingdom

The OECD Employment Outlook 2009 indicates that the early stages of the economic recovery are likely to be too muted to result in strong job creation. As a result, the UK unemployment rate, which reached 7.8% in the 2nd quarter of 2009, is expected to continue to rise and remain high through 2010.

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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

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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

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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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13-August-2009

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OECD reveals evolving social trends in Asia-Pacific

Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific Edition 2009 looks at social trends and policy developments in Asia-Pacific countries, using indicators similar to those in OECD’s recently published Society at a Glance 2009 (focused on OECD economies).

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13-August-2009

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Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific Edition 2009

Society at a Glance – Asia/Pacific Edition 2009 offers a concise quantitative overview of social trends and policies across Asia-Pacific economies.

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11-August-2009

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How Expensive is the Welfare State? Gross and Net Indicators in the OECD Social Expenditure Database (SOCX) (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 92)

This paper presents information on trends and composition of social expenditure across the OECD. This paper also accounts for the effects of the tax system and private social expenditure.

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