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12-November-2013

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Skills Survey: Country specific-material

Two rounds of the Survey of Adult Skills are under way: Round 1 (2008-13) with 24 participating countries, whose results were released in October 2013, and Round 2 (2012-16) with 9 participating countries, whose results will be released in 2016. A third round is scheduled to begin in May 2014.

11-July-2012

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Briefing note for the OECD Employment Outlook 2012: Japan

The labour market recovery in Japan began strongly but has weakened since.

24-February-2012

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Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2012: Country Notes

Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.

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5-December-2011

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Intellectual Assets and Innovation: The SME Dimension

This report examines the relationship between SMEs' management of intellectual assets, innovation and competitiveness.

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13-September-2011

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Japan: Education reform

While Japan has achieved outstanding scores on the PISA exams, further improving educational outcomes is important to sustain growth in the face of rapid population ageing.

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13-September-2011

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Japan: Labour market reforms to improve growth and equity

Traditional Japanese labour market practices, which benefited both workers and firms during the high-growth era, are no longer appropriate in the context of slow economic growth and rapid population ageing.

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20-December-2010

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Japan should enrol non-regulars in social insurances, ease access to welfare, extend activation measures, says OECD

Japan has high employment rates for men and older workers and relatively low unemployment. Benefit entitlements for the unemployed are limited, but other labour market policies - including an emphasis on placement services - help to prevent unemployment ...

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10-March-2010

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1-December-2009

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Employment and Skills Strategies in Southeast Asia (ESSSA)

The rapidly developing Southeast Asia region is confronted with significant labour market challenges. This initiative aims to address the issues of employment and skills, especially through an interaction platform for members.

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30-September-2009

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Economic Survey of Japan 2009: Overcoming the global crisis: the need for a new growth model

As attention shifts to fiscal consolidation, sustaining output growth will depend increasingly on private domestic demand, requiring reforms, particularly in the labour market and the non-manufacturing sector.

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