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  • 17-January-2012

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    Sick on the Job? - Myths and Realities about Mental Health and Work

    The costs of mental ill-health for the individuals concerned, employers and society at large are enormous. Mental illness is responsible for a very significant loss of potential labour supply, high rates of unemployment, and a high incidence of sickness absence and reduced productivity at work. In particular, mental illness causes too many young people to leave the labour market, or never really enter it, through early moves onto disability benefit. Today, between one-third and one-half of all new disability benefit claims are for reasons of mental ill-health, and among young adults that proportion goes up to over 70%.   Indeed, mental ill-health is becoming a key issue for the well-functioning of OECD’s labour markets and social policies and requires a stronger focus on policies addressing mental health and work issues. Despite the very high costs to the individuals and the economy, there is only little awareness about the connection between mental health and work, and the drivers behind the labour market outcomes and the level of inactivity of people with mental ill-health. Understanding these drivers is critical for the development of more effective policies. This report aims to identify the knowledge gaps and begin to narrow them by reviewing evidence on the main challenges and barriers to better integrating people with mental illness in the world of work.  
  • 12-January-2012

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  • 19-December-2011

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    Recruiting Immigrant Workers: Sweden

    Sweden’s 2008 reform of its labour migration policy, now one of the most open in the OECD, has helped businesses hire foreign workers quickly and cheaply, without hurting conditions for local workers, according to this report.

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  • 15-December-2011

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    Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific Edition 2011

    Society at a Glance – Asia/Pacific Edition 2011 offers a concise quantitative overview of social trends and policies across Asia/Pacific countries and economies.

  • 14-December-2011

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    Youth Employment – A Call for Change

    Young people and their job prospects must be right at the centre of the policy agendas of our member and partner countries. Investing in youths is vital, we can neither accept nor afford a lost generation, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 12-December-2011

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    Employment: mental health issues rising in workplace, says OECD

    Mental illness is a growing problem in society and is increasingly affecting productivity and well-being in the workplace, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 12-December-2011

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    Sickness, Disability, Mental health and Work - Selection of tables and charts

    Prevalence of disability and mental health disorders, share of disability benefit recipients, employment and unemployment rates of persons with a disability, etc.

  • 12-December-2011

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    ОЭСР: экономика России восстанавливается, но процесс модернизации необходимо ускорить

    По мнению ОЭСР Российской Федерации, необходимо стимулировать процесс модернизации экономики для обеспечения долгосрочного развития страны и решения проблем, связанных с неравномерным распределением доходов.

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  • 12-December-2011

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    The Russian economy is recovering, but faster modernisation needed, OECD says

    The Russian Federation must further modernise its economy to meet long-term development and income inequality challenges, according to the OECD. A combination of sound macroeconomic management, improved business climate, effective social policies and greater energy efficiency is required.

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  • 5-December-2011

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    Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising

    This book examines to which extent economic globalisation, skill-biased technological progress and institutional and regulatory reforms have had an impact on the distribution of earnings.

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