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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.
In this concluding volume in OECD's Ageing and Employment Series, the experience of OECD countries is summarised and the main lessons are presented.
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.
The role of the OECD work on social policy is to identify policies which help individuals achieve their potential and which at the same time make societies and economies work more effectively.
The latest trends in long-term care policies in nineteen OECD countries.
The health status of Mexicans has experienced marked progress over the past few decades.
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"The comparability of International Migration Statistics", Stats Brief, July 2005