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This paper discusses the rationale for in-work benefits, summarises the main design features of programmes operated in OECD countries, and provides an update of what is known about their effectiveness in terms of reducing inequalities and creating employment…
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Against the background of a stronger need for reform in the wake of the crisis, this chapter assesses the progress that each country has made over the past five years in a broad range of structural policy areas where government action could boost long-term growth.
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OECD countries have taken a wide range of measures in response to the crisis, notably in the areas of infrastructure investment, taxes, the labour market, regulatory reforms and trade policy. This chapter assesses the expected effects of these measures on long-run income levels.
Sweden’s ongoing reforms of its sickness and disability policies are a step in the right direction but more needs to be done if they are to live up to their promise, according to a new OECD report.
This working paper examines the performance of the Public Employment Service (PES) and the effectiveness of the activation strategies in Ireland.
Over the past years, labour market conditions in Norway have been better than elsewhere in the OECD area, reflecting strong economic and productivity growth. But the the labour market is now affected by the global financial and economic crisis and the significant decline in oil and gas prices.
The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, in conjunction with the University of Maryland, convened this international conference on European perspectives on poverty and inequality currently scheduled to be held in Paris on March 16-17.
The OECD convened this Roundtable to assess the implications of the financial crisis and the ongoing economic recession on the statistical and analytical work that we undertake, and in particular to assess the consequences of the crisis on the well-being of our fellow citizens.
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GU country note Hungary - in Hungarian
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This note presents key findings related to income inequality and poverty for Hungary, with global trends among OECD countries.