The costs of mental ill-health for individuals, employers and society at large are enormous. Mental illness is responsible for a very significant loss of potential labour supply, high rates of unemployment, and a high incidence of sickness absence and reduced productivity at work. Following an introductory report (Sick on the Job: Myths and Realities about Mental Health and Work) and nine country reports, this final synthesis report summarizes the findings from the participating countries and makes the case for a stronger policy response.
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The purpose of this note, prepared at the request of the Turkish Presidency of the G20, is to put forward possible options for monitoring developments in youth labour markets as well as country progress in implementing policy commitments for improving the labour market situation of young people.
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The purpose of this note is twofold. It first attempts to provide a “ballpark” estimate of the impact of the GS on employment given their estimated impact on growth. The second purpose is to put forward options for the consideration of the G20 Employment Working Group (EWG) for a mapping exercise to identify the coherence, complementarities and synergies between the measures put forward in the Growth Srategies and the Employment Plans.
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This paper reviews recent trends in the labour share in G20 countries (and over a long period of time in a few) and discusses possible causes of the observed trends. It then explores linkages between the labour income share and the main components of aggregate demand.
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Well-designed apprenticeship systems can promote skills acquisition, facilitate the transition from school to work, improve employment opportunities and reduce school drop-out rates. This Background paper was prepared by the OECD for the 2nd G20-OECD Conference on Promoting Quality Apprenticeships in Antalya, February 2015.
The United Kingdom has made tremendous progress in recovering from the largest economic crisis in 80 years. And this progress has laid the foundations for further reforms needed to boost productivity and inclusiveness.
The United Kingdom’s economy is projected to expand this year and next, but challenges remain to boost productivity and make future growth more inclusive, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey.
This report delivers evidence-based and practical recommendations on how to better support employment and economic development in England. It builds on sub-national data analysis and consultations with local stakeholders in Nottingham and North Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands as well as Hull and Scarborough in Yorkshire and the Humber. It provides a comparative framework to understand the role of the local level in contributing to more and better quality jobs. The report can help national and local policy makers in England and the UK build effective and sustainable partnerships at the local level, which join-up efforts and achieve stronger outcomes across employment, training, and economic development policies. Co-ordinated policies can help workers find suitable jobs, while also stimulating entrepreneurship and productivity, which increases the quality of life and prosperity within a community as well as throughout the country.
The challenge before us is clear. It is no longer possible for us to think about inequalites and growth separately. We need to promote more Inclusive Growth to ensure the recovery and lay the foundations for a shared and affluent future.
OECD unemployment rate falls to 7.1% in December 2014