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This paper analyses whether a socially mobile society is conducive to subjective well-being. Using socio-demographic information in 30 OECD countries from the World Values Survey, this study shows that living in a socially mobile society is conducive to individual life satisfaction.
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The world economy is in a severe economic downturn with potentiallydire consequences for workers and their families. The ultimate dimensionsof this crisis are not yet known, but it is already clear that it will be thedeepest recession of the post-war era for the OECD area.
Governments should invest more money on children in the first six years of their lives to reduce social inequality and help all children, especially the most vulnerable, have happier lives, according to the OECD’s first ever report on child well-being in its 30 member countries.
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Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific Edition 2009
Key findings for Vietnam include employment, old-Age income replacement rates, life satisfaction and health spending.
Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific Edition 2009 looks at social trends and policy developments in Asia-Pacific countries, using indicators similar to those in OECD’s recently published Society at a Glance 2009 (focused on OECD economies).
Society at a Glance – Asia/Pacific Edition 2009 offers a concise quantitative overview of social trends and policies across Asia-Pacific economies.
This paper presents information on trends and composition of social expenditure across the OECD. This paper also accounts for the effects of the tax system and private social expenditure.
Special pensions for workers in hazardous or arduous jobs have long been a feature of the pension landscape and, recently, they are the subject of a great deal of debate. This paper discusses the incidence, structure and justification of these special pension schemes in OECD countries.
This report analyses the main challenges for labour market and social policies in Slovenia and considers the available policy options from the perspective of OECD countries' experience. Slovenia has one of the most equal income distributions in the world and a tradition of social dialogue. However, its unemployment insurance and employment service system are not sufficient to deal effectively with the present economic crisis and the
This report analyses the implications of recent developments in Chile's labour market and social policy and considers the available policy options from the perspective of OECD member&