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  • 5-December-2011

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    Divided we Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising (Speech)

    There is nothing inevitable about high and growing inequalities, said Mr Gurría. Our report clearly indicates that upskilling of the workforce is by far the most powerful instrument to counter rising income inequality. The investment in people must begin in early childhood and be followed through into formal education and work, he added.

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  • 5-December-2011

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    Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising

    This book examines to which extent economic globalisation, skill-biased technological progress and institutional and regulatory reforms have had an impact on the distribution of earnings.

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  • 27-October-2011

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    Is the European Welfare State Really More Expensive? Indicators on Social Spending, 1980-2012; and a Manual to the OECD Social Expenditure Database (SOCX) (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No 124)

    This paper first presents information on trends and composition of social expenditure as in the OECD Social Expenditure database for the years 1980 – 2007 as well as estimates from 2008 – 2012.

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  • 7-October-2011

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    Integrated Services and Housing Consultation, November 2012

    The purpose of this consultation is to develop a shared understanding of a set of data that countries should monitor in order to inform policies for children’s well-being.

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  • 7-October-2011

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    Joint OECD consultation on Child Well-being 2011

    The purpose of this consultation is to develop a shared understanding of a set of data that countries should monitor in order to inform policies for children’s well-being.

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  • 26-September-2011

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    G20 Labour Ministerial: Joint Statement by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and ILO Director-General Juan Somavia

    "200 million people are out of work worldwide, close to the peak recorded at the depth of the Great Recession" warn OECD and ILO at the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meet in Paris.

  • 6-September-2011

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    Redistribution Policy and Inequality Reduction in OECD Countries: What Has Changed in Two Decades? (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 122)

    A range of data sources are used to assess if, and to what extent, government redistribution policies have slowed or accelerated the trend towards greater income disparities in the past 20-25 years.

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  • 6-September-2011

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    Early Maternal Employment and Child Development in Five OECD Countries (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 118)

    There is a long-running debate on possible negative effects of maternal employment on child development. For the first time, this paper presents an initial comparative analysis of longitudinal data on maternal employment patterns after birth on child cognitive and behavioural development.

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  • 27-July-2011

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    Activation Policies in Switzerland (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No 112)

    This report examines the performance of public employment services and the effectiveness of activation strategies in Switzerland. It covers the role of the key actors in labour market policy...

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  • 27-July-2011

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    Cooking, Caring and Volunteering: Unpaid Work Around the World (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No 116)

    Household production constitutes an important aspect of economic activity and ignoring it may lead to incorrect inferences about levels and changes in well-being. This paper sheds light on the importance of unpaid work.

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