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28-September-2010

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Reforming Policies on Foreign Workers in Israel (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 103)

This working paper presents the Israeli labor migration scheme that lies not only by socio-economic considerations but also by geopolitical interests. These were linked to the articulation of a unilateral "separation" paradigm between Israelis and Palestinians that prevailed during the Oslo year

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23-September-2010

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Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat

This book contributes to evidence-based policy making by exploring multiple dimensions of the obesity problem.

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16-September-2010

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Can social policy make a difference to the quality of life?

Presentation at "Different dimensions of the quality of life, Turning Economic Growth into Better Quality of Life in Europe" Brussels on 14th September 2010.

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14-September-2010

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Executive Summary - Obesity and the Economics of Prevention

Obesity is a major health concern for OECD countries. Using a wide range of individual-level and population data from OECD countries, this book presents analyses of trends in obesity, explores the complex causal factors affecting the epidemic and develops an assessment of the impacts interventions to combat the problem.

18-August-2010

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Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers: Sweden - Will the Recent Reforms Make It?

Sickness and disability is a key economic policy concern for many OECD countries. Medical conditions, or problems labelled as such by societies and policy systems, are proving an increasing obstacle to raising labour force participation and keeping public expenditure under control. More and more people of working age rely on sickness and disability benefits as their main source of income, and the employment rates of those reporting

30-July-2010

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Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers: Canada - Opportunities for Collaboration

Sickness and disability policy reform has been a priority for OECD countries wanting to improve employment and social outcomes in this domain. The recent recession and corresponding fall in labour demand is expected to hit marginalised workers, including workers with health problems or disability, harder than the broader working-age population. There is a pressing need for policy makers to address the recent “medicalisation” of labour

12-July-2010

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Launch of the OECD International Migration Outlook 2010

Speaking at the launch of the OECD International Migration Outlook, A. Gurría said that ensuring good labour force outcomes for immigrants is not just desirable; it is a key element of a fair recovery strategy.

12-July-2010

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International Migration Outlook 2010

This publication analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries. It also includes two topical issues: Public opinions and migration; Impact of naturalisation on the labour market outcomes of immigrants.

9-July-2010

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No. 53 - Comparing Price Levels of Hospital Services Across Countries: Results of Pilot Study

Health services account for a large and increasing share of production and expenditure in OECD countries but there are also noticeable differences between countries in expenditure per capita. Whether such differences are due to more services consumed in some countries than in others or whether they reflect differences in the price of services is a question of significant policy relevance. Yet, cross-country comparisons of the price of

7-July-2010

English, Excel, 149kb

Employment Outlook 2010 Country Notes: France

Since the onset of the global crisis, unemployment rate in France increased by 2.1 percentage points between December 2007 and May 2010, a milder increase compared to the OECD average (2.8 percentage points).

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