In response to high and persistent unemployment in many OECD countries in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the OECD undertook a major study of the factors underlying the deterioration of labour market performance
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The OECD, in common with many other organisations, has normally measured material living standards in member countries in terms of the level and growth of gross domestic product (GDP). But clearly, policy makers do not focus single-mindedly on GDP. They rather seek to enhance the overall well-being of citizens, today and in the future, taking into account other factors such as distributional concerns and environmental quality.
Work in the area of efficiency is currently focusing on coordination-of-care policies as a tool for improving cost and quality outcomes. The study will cover the OECD countries and non-OECD countries that are members or prospective members of the European Union.
Giving older people better work incentives and choices is crucial in the context of rapid population ageing and pressures on the sustainability of public social expenditures. Therefore, the OECD is carrying out a new review of policies to encourage greater labour market participation at an older age by fostering employability, job mobility and labour demand.
Why is it so difﬁcult to get the international picture right with respect to the extent of migration ﬂows? This Brief explains the reasons and proposes some practical steps that could be taken to improve the situation.
Long-term care is a cross-cutting policy issue that brings together a range of services for persons who are dependent on help with basic activities of daily living. How do governments in OECD countries respond to this growing demand? What has been done to improve access to long-term care, improve quality of services and make care affordable?
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"The comparability of International Migration Statistics", Stats Brief, July 2005
The OECD Study on Private Health Insurance was completed between 2001 and 2004, and assessed the role that private health insurance (PHI) plays in OECD member countries. This page lists all reports released as part of the study.
What is the impact of private health insurance on health systems? This report provides the first-ever comparative analysis of the role
This volume contains a selection of the policy studies constituting the OECD Health Project.