Publications & Documents


  • 20-January-2010

    English

    Joint release of OECD Economic Survey of Israel and Review of Israel’s Labour Market and Social Policy

    Israel’s economy has shown resilience during the global recession, but more active education and employment policies – particularly targeted at minority groups – are needed to bolster its economic performance and bridge deep divisions within its society, according to Angel Gurría.

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  • 20-January-2010

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    Trends in South African Income Distribution and Poverty since the Fall of Apartheid (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 101)

    This report presents a detailed analysis of changes in poverty and inequality since the fall of Apartheid, and the potential drivers of such developments. National survey data used show that South Africa’s high aggregate level of income inequality increased between 1993 and 2008...

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  • 20-January-2010

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  • 19-January-2010

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    Presentation of the Labour Market and Social Policy Review of Israel

    Israel has enjoyed strong economic growth over the last decades but the fruits of this growth have not been equally shared amongst the country’s rapidly growing population, warned the OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 9-December-2009

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    The Challenge of Shoring up the Pillars of our Social Protection Systems

    Speech by John P. Martin at a conference organised by the European Commission on "“SOCIAL PROTECTION: ITS CONTRIBUTION TO RECOVERY” – AN EXCHANGE BETWEEN EMERGING ECONOMIES AND THE EU" in Brussels, 9 December 2009

  • 25-November-2009

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    Happiness and Age Cycles - Return to Start...? On the Functional Relationship between Subjective Well-being and Age (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 99)

    Previous happiness research has explicitly assumed that subjective well-being is U-shaped in age. This paper sheds new light on this issue testing several functional forms...

  • 28-October-2009

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    Inequality and Well-Being in OECD Countries: What do we know?

    This paper considers the relationship between actual inequality, desired inequality and overall social well-being, focussing on the evidence from OECD countries over the past two decades. It was presented at www.oecdworldforum2009.org.

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  • 27-October-2009

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    Charting progress, building visions, improving life

    In a keynote speech delivered at the OECD 3rd World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy, Mr. Angel Gurría has warned that unless a new generation of statistics is developed to measure social progress and well-being, people may lose confidence in institutions and in the capacity of governments to address their problems.

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  • 13-October-2009

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    Income Distribution and Subjective Happiness: A Survey (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 96)

    This survey summarises the insights that the new literature based on subjective data has shed on the issue of income inequality and income comparisons. It reviews the various channels that relate income distribution and subjective well-being.

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  • 9-October-2009

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    IZA/OECD Workshop: Economic Crisis, Rising Unemployment and Policy Responses: What Does It Mean for the Income Distribution?

    IZA and OECD jointly organize a workshop on February 8 and 9, 2010, in Paris on assessing the impact of the current economic crisis on employment status and incomes at the household level.

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