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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.

16-September-2009

English

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

English, Excel, 309kb

Policy Brief: In-Work Poverty: What can Governments do?

While work is often the best pathway out of poverty, employment does notalways guarantee an adequate living standard. At the outset of the currenteconomic downturn, the risk of in-work poverty was significant in mostOECD countries.

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16-September-2009

English, Excel, 250kb

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.

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