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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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11-August-2009

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How Expensive is the Welfare State? Gross and Net Indicators in the OECD Social Expenditure Database (SOCX) (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 92)

This paper presents information on trends and composition of social expenditure across the OECD. This paper also accounts for the effects of the tax system and private social expenditure.

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10-August-2009

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Should Pension Systems Recognise "Hazardous and Arduous Work"? (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 91)

Special pensions for workers in hazardous or arduous jobs have long been a feature of the pension landscape and, recently, they are the subject of a great deal of debate. This paper discusses the incidence, structure and justification of these special pension schemes in OECD countries.

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9-June-2009

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Towards a Framework for Assessing Family Policies in the EU (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 88)

This report presents the results of a first attempt to create a framework for assessing the performance of national family policies. The report is part of a joint EU and OECD project, which aims to help the EU Government Expert Group on Demographic Issues in evaluating national family policies.

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10-April-2009

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Inequality, Poverty and Social Policy: Recent Trends in Chile (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 85)

This report aims to outline the main trends in income distribution and poverty in Chile, as well as the role of social policy in these areas.

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25-March-2009

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Work, Jobs and Well-being across the Millennium (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 83)

This paper uses repeated cross-section data ISSP data from 1989, 1997 and 2005 to consider movements in job quality. Following a substantial fall between 1989 and 1997, subjective measures of job quality have mostly bounced back between 1997 and 2005...

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23-March-2009

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A good time for making work pay? Taking stock of in-work benefits and related measures across the OECD (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 81)

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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2-March-2009

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Activation policies in Norway (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 78, 2009)

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.

2-March-2009

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Activation Policies in Ireland (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 75, 2009)

This working paper examines the performance of the Public Employment Service (PES) and the effectiveness of the activation strategies in Ireland.

4-February-2009

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An Evaluation of the Tax-Transfer Treatment of Married Couples in European Countries (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 76)

This paper presents an evaluation of the tax-transfer treatment of married couples in 15 EU countries using the EUROMOD microsimulation model. First, we show that many tax-transfer schemes in Europe feature negative jointness defined ...

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