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  • 23-March-2009

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    Long-term care workforce: overview

    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.

  • 11-March-2009

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    OECD Health Working Papers No. 43 - Measuring Disparities in Health Status and in Access and Use of Health Care in OECD Countries

    MEASURING DISPARITIES IN HEALTH STATUS AND IN ACCESS AND USE OF HEALTH CARE IN OECD COUNTRIES

  • 4-March-2009

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    Frequently Asked Questions - Pensions and the crisis

    What impact has the crisis had on pensions?

    Who is affected?

    What can be done?

  • 20-February-2009

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    OECD Health Working Paper No. 42 - Policies for Healthy Ageing: An Overview

    This paper reviews policies in the area of healthy ageing. It begins by defining health ageing and related concepts, such as active ageing. The paper then groups healthy ageing policies under four types and describes their programmes for improving the health status of older people.

  • 16-February-2009

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    Measuring Poverty, Income Inequality, and Social Exclusion: Lessons from Europe - Joint OECD/University of Maryland International Conference

    The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, in conjunction with the University of Maryland, convened this international conference on European perspectives on poverty and inequality currently scheduled to be held in Paris on March 16-17.

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  • 4-February-2009

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    An Evaluation of the Tax-Transfer Treatment of Married Couples in European Countries (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 76)

    This paper presents an evaluation of the tax-transfer treatment of married couples in 15 EU countries using the EUROMOD microsimulation model. First, we show that many tax-transfer schemes in Europe feature negative jointness defined ...

  • 4-February-2009

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    Pensions, Purchasing-Power Risk, Inflation and Indexation (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 77)

    The rapid rise in inflation in 2006-07 has attracted attention – once again – both to how pensions systems should react to changes in prices, and to how they do so in practice...

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  • 30-January-2009

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    Strategic options to finance pensions and healthcare in a rapidly ageing world

    Policy makers are now facing the challenge of providing a short-term response to the crisis without losing sight of the longer-term structural reforms needed to put pension and healthcare systems on a solid footing in light of population ageing. According to Mr. Gurría, we need pension funds to be more transparent and better regulated but we also need structural reforms in the public pension policies and health care systems.

  • 18-December-2008

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    Japan could do more to help young people find stable jobs

    Young people in Japan are finding it increasingly hard to get stable jobs and the Japanese authorities should expand vocational training schemes and increase social security coverage for young non-regular workers in order to help them.

  • 12-December-2008

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    Sickness, Disability and Work (Vol. 3): Denmark, Finland, Ireland and the Netherlands

    This third report in the OECD series Sickness, Disability and Work looks specifically at the cases of Denmark, Finland, Ireland and the Netherlands, and highlights the roles of institutions and policies.

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