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27-October-2009

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Charting progress, building visions, improving life

In a keynote speech delivered at the OECD 3rd World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy, Mr. Angel Gurría has warned that unless a new generation of statistics is developed to measure social progress and well-being, people may lose confidence in institutions and in the capacity of governments to address their problems.

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27-October-2009

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Medical Tourism and Global Health Congress, Written Statement to Ministers’ Round Table.

Written Statement to Ministers’ Round Table. David Morgan, Administrator, Health Division, OECD. Medical Tourism and Global Health Congress, Los Angeles, October 26th-28th, 2009.

14-October-2009

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Children of Immigrants in the Labour Markets of EU and OECD Countries: An Overview (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 97)

This document provides a first comparative overview of the presence and outcomes of the children of immigrants in the labour markets of OECD countries, based on a collection of data from 16 OECD countries with large immigrant populations.

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13-October-2009

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Income Distribution and Subjective Happiness: A Survey (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 96)

This survey summarises the insights that the new literature based on subjective data has shed on the issue of income inequality and income comparisons. It reviews the various channels that relate income distribution and subjective well-being.

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12-October-2009

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Looking Inside the Perpetual-Motion Machine: Job and Worker Flows in OECD Countries (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 95)

In the economic literature there is an increasing interest in the process of job creation and destruction as well of hirings and separations. Many studies suggest that ...

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9-October-2009

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IZA/OECD Workshop: Economic Crisis, Rising Unemployment and Policy Responses: What Does It Mean for the Income Distribution?

IZA and OECD jointly organize a workshop on February 8 and 9, 2010, in Paris on assessing the impact of the current economic crisis on employment status and incomes at the household level.

30-September-2009

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Why does the United States spend so much more on health than other countries?

The United States spent 16% of its national income (GDP) on health in 2007, which is by far, the highest share in the OECD. This presentation was given by Mark Pearson, Head of OECD Health Division, to the U.S Senate Special Committee on Aging.

29-September-2009

German

Kommuniqué – Die Beschäftigungskrise bewältigen: Die Reaktion der Arbeitsmarkt- und Sozialpolitik

In der Erkenntnis, dass auf internationaler wie nationaler Ebene bereits erhebliche Maßnahmen ergriffen wurden, um den Auswirkungen des Abschwungs entgegenzuwirken, begrüßten die Minister die ersten Anzeichen einer wirtschaftlichen Erholung. Sie betonten jedoch auch, dass sie auch nach Etablierung des Aufschwungs noch länger mit der Bewältigung der Folgen in Form von hoher und dauerhafter Arbeitslosigkeit konfrontiert sein werden. Sie

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29-September-2009

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Beyond the crisis: what is the jobs potential of shifting towards a low-carbon economy?

Speaking at the meeting of the employment and labour ministers, Mr. Gurría affirmed that the current crisis offers an opportunity to discuss the jobs potential of a shift towards a low-carbon economy and what policies are needed to realise the potential of the "green jobs".

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29-September-2009

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Final communiqué - Tackling the jobs crisis: the labour market and social policy response

Noting that significant action has already been taken at international and national levels to counteract the impacts of the downturn, Ministers welcomed the initial signs of economic recovery. However, they also underlined that they will have to deal with the consequences of high and persistent unemployment for some time after the recovery is well underway. They agreed that, in light of the severity of the recession, comprehensive and

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