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Flows of migrant workers are increasing. Almost three million long-term migrants enter OECD countries legally every year, and the numbers will continue to rise as host countries grapple with falling birth rates and ageing populations. Immigration offers clear benefits to advanced countries, with some sectors already lacking the labour and skills they need to meet demand. For migrants, attractions include a higher standard of living
This first report in a new OECD series on sickness, disability and work explores the possible factors behind this paradox. It looks specifically at the cases of Norway, Poland and Switzerland, and highlights the role of institutions and policies. A range of reform recommendations is put forward.
The Swiss population enjoys good health and universal access to a comprehensive range of modern health services, with unconstrained choice of provider. Nonetheless, policy makers are faced with considerable policy challenges.
Biographical note of John P. Martin.
In his speech delivered to the meeting of G8 Employment and Labour Ministers in Moscow on 9-10 October 2006, Angel Gurría spoke about the reassessed Jobs Strategy, what has been learnt, and emerging challenges.
The OECD Health Care Quality Indicator (HCQI) Project was started in 2001. The objective of the HCQI Project is to develop a set of indicators that are based comparable data and which can be used to raise questions for further investigation on quality differences across countries.
This publication presents reviews of the labour market integration of immigrants and their children in four OECD countries (Australia, Denmark, Germany and Sweden), and provides country-specific recommendations.
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.