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How much does the environment affect human health? Are air pollution and tainted water shortening our lives and those of our children? These questions have aroused increasing interest in recent years, particularly since the adoption of Agenda 21 at the UN Conference on Environment and Development, which drew the attention of policy makers to the links between health and the environment.Air pollution is one obvious environmental health
This single-country report in the OECD series Sickness, Disability and Work explores some of the reasons behind this phenomena in Sweden and the potential of its innovative recent and ongoing reforms.
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Background document for the OECD-Eurostat-WHO SHA Data Questionnaire.
OECD has launched a series of reports in 15 countries including New Zealand. Each report contains a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school to work.
This book paves the way for further research and policy analysis of a range of issues around international migration which are of high priority for many OECD countries.
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Birth rates have declined sharply in most OECD countries over the past few decades. The total birth rate was still sufficient to maintain a constant population in the early 1980s but has since declined to just 1.6 children per woman. This is well below the average of 2.1 children per woman needed just to maintain current population levels and will bring dramatic consequences – declining population levels in most OECD countries and a
Too many workers leave the labour market permanently due to health problems, and yet too many people with a disabling condition are denied the opportunity to work. This is a social and economic tragedy common to virtually all OECD countries, and an apparent paradox that needs explaining.
This 2007 edition of Benefits and Wages provides detailed descriptions of all cash benefits available to those in and out of work as well as the taxes they were liable to pay in 29 OECD countries from 2001 to 2005.
Based on OECD-wide indicators, this Babies and Bosses synthesis examines tax/benefit policies, parental leave systems, child and out-of-school-hours care support, and workplace practices that help determine parental labour market outcomes and family formation across the OECD.