Publications & Documents


16-September-2009

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The Welfare Effects of Social Mobility (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 93)

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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16-September-2009

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Policy Brief: Helping Workers Weather the Economic Storm

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.

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1-September-2009

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Spend early on children, says OECD

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.

13-August-2009

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Society at a Glance Asia/Pacific 2009: Key findings for the Philippines

Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific Edition 2009 Key findings for the Philippines include unemployment, tuberculosis, gender gaps, employment and income inequality.

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13-August-2009

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Society at a Glance Asia/Pacific 2009: Key findings for Korea

Key findings for Korea include life satisfaction, divorce, GDP per capita, social spending, old-age replacement rates and voting.

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13-August-2009

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Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific 2009: Key findings for Vietnam

Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific Edition 2009 Key findings for Vietnam include employment, old-Age income replacement rates, life satisfaction and health spending.

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13-August-2009

English

OECD reveals evolving social trends in Asia-Pacific

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).

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13-August-2009

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Socieyt at a Glance Asia/Pacific 2009: Key findings for Singapore

Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific Edition 2009 Key findings for Singapore include migration, gender wage gaps, old-age income replacement rates, infant mortality and prisoners.

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13-August-2009

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Society at a Glance Asia/Pacific 2009: Key findings for Hong Kong-China

Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific Edition 2009 Key findings for Hong Kong-China cover age dependency, migration, prisoners and marriage statistics.

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13-August-2009

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Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific 2009: Key findings for Thailand

Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific Edition 2009 Key findings for Thailand include poverty, HIV, health expenditure and life satisfaction.

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