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9-November-2010

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Position Paper: Tackling Inequalities in Brazil, China, India and South Africa

This note presents main issues on the role of growth and employment/unemployment developments in explaining recent income inequality trends in Brazil, China, India and South Africa, and discusses the roles played by labour market and social policies in shaping and addressing these inequalities.

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31-October-2010

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Distributional Consequences of Labor Demand Adjustments to a Downturn: A Model-Based Approach with Application to Germany 2008-09 (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 110)

Macro-level changes can have substantial effects on the distribution of resources at the household level. While it is possible to speculate about which groups are likely to be hardest-hit, detailed distributional studies are still largely backward-looking.

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28-October-2010

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Decomposing National Defined-Contribution Pensions: Experience of the OECD Countries' Reforms (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 109)

This paper compares notional defined-contribution pension schemes (also known as notional accounts) with two alternative designs of earnings-related pension schemes: points systems and definedbenefit plans.

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27-October-2010

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Earnings of men and women working in the private sector: enriched data for pensions and tax-benefit modelling (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 108)

The OECD’s “Average-Wage” (AW) concept is commonly used as a benchmark for tax-benefit and pension modeling. The purpose of this paper is to examine whether it is possible to use richer sets of earnings data in order to customize these modeling exercises.

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2-October-2010

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Rising Youth Unemployment During The Crisis. How to Prevent Negative Long-term Consequences on a Generation? (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 106)

This paper examines youth unemployment during the crisis and what measure need to be taken to prevent long-term negative consequences for the unemployed youth.

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1-October-2010

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Trends in Pension Eligibility Ages and Life Expectancy, 1950-2050 (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 105)

The pensionable age is the most visible parameter of retirement-income systems. This paper surveys pensionable ages in the OECD for a period of a century: back to 1950 and forward to 2050.

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29-September-2010

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Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers - Canada: Opportunities for Collaboration

This single-country report in the OECD series Sickness, Disability and Work explores some of the reasons behind this phenomena in Canada and the potential of its innovative recent and ongoing reforms.

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28-September-2010

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Israeli Child Policy and Outcomes (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 104)

This working paper presents an overview of child policy in Israel. It covers a wide range of services and policies that are intended to further the wellbeing of children in Israel or that have an impact upon the wellbeing of children.

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28-September-2010

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Reforming Policies on Foreign Workers in Israel (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 103)

This working paper presents the Israeli labor migration scheme that lies not only by socio-economic considerations but also by geopolitical interests. These were linked to the articulation of a unilateral "separation" paradigm between Israelis and Palestinians that prevailed during the Oslo year

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16-September-2010

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Can social policy make a difference to the quality of life?

Presentation at "Different dimensions of the quality of life, Turning Economic Growth into Better Quality of Life in Europe" Brussels on 14th September 2010.

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