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“Governments need to take quick and decisive action to avoid the financial crisis becoming a fully-blown social crisis with scarring effects on vulnerable workers and low income households,” OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría told G8 Labour and Employment Ministers in Rome today.
This paper addresses the causal impact of being raised in a sole parent family on child well-being across the OECD. The question is answered by a cross-OECD meta-analysis and a literature review.
This paper uses repeated cross-section data ISSP data from 1989, 1997 and 2005 to consider movements in job quality. Following a substantial fall between 1989 and 1997, subjective measures of job quality have mostly bounced back between 1997 and 2005...
'The Obesity Epidemic: Analysis of Past and Projected Future Trends in Selected OECD Countries' (2009) Franco Sassi, Marion Devaux, Michele Cecchini and Elena Rusticelli
This paper discusses the rationale for in-work benefits, summarises the main design features of programmes operated in OECD countries, and provides an update of what is known about their effectiveness in terms of reducing inequalities and creating employment…
In the context of ageing societies, the importance of long-term care (LTC) is growing in all OECD countries. This working paper offers an overview of the LTC workforce and reviews country responses to a growing demand for LTC workers.
This report describes the organisation of employment services, labour market programmes, unemployment insurance (UI) benefits and social assistance in Poland according to the legislation that was in force until January 2009.
Most OECD countries expect growing shortages of highly-skilled labour in the coming twodecades, and immigration is viewed as one way of addressing these.
MEASURING DISPARITIES IN HEALTH STATUS AND IN ACCESS AND USE OF HEALTH CARE IN OECD COUNTRIES
What impact has the crisis had on pensions?
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