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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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30-November-2010

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ELS Seminar Series

The OECD Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate has launched in September 2008 a series of seminars open to both external and internal speakers. It is intended to be an informal forum for discussion of policy-oriented empirical research work among policy-makers, academics and OECD staff.

25-November-2010

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Mental Health and Work

Mental illness is a growing problem in society and is increasingly affecting productivity and well-being in the workplace. This project challenges some of the myths around mental health.

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25-November-2010

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Sick on the Job (2011)

Mental illness is a growing problem in society and is increasingly affecting productivity and well-being in the workplace. This project challenges some of the myths around mental health.

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24-November-2010

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Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers - A Synthesis of Findings across OECD Countries

Too many workers leave the labour market permanently due to health problems or disability, and too few people with reduced work capacity manage to remain in employment. This is a social and economic tragedy common to virtually all OECD countries. It also raises an apparent paradox that needs explaining: Why is it that the average health status is improving, yet large numbers of people of working age are leaving the workforce to

24-November-2010

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Background note: Improving social and labour-market integration of people with disability

This note summarises main issues from the synthesis on Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers: People with disabilities are under-represented in the workforce and over-represented among the poor...

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24-November-2010

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Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers - A Synthesis of Findings across OECD Countries

Too many workers leave the labour market permanently due to health problems or disability, and too few people with reduced work capacity manage to remain in employment. This report, the last in the OECD series Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers, synthesises the project’s findin

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9-November-2010

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Tackling Inequalities in Brazil, China, India and South Africa - The Role of Labour Market and Social Policies

The conference aims to address the links between labour market outcomes and inequality in emerging economies and to consider which labour market and social policies can help governments in alleviating poverty and in promoting more inclusive societies.

9-November-2010

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Position Paper: Tackling Inequalities in Brazil, China, India and South Africa

This note presents main issues on the role of growth and employment/unemployment developments in explaining recent income inequality trends in Brazil, China, India and South Africa, and discusses the roles played by labour market and social policies in shaping and addressing these inequalities.

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18-August-2010

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Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers: Sweden - Will the Recent Reforms Make It?

Sickness and disability is a key economic policy concern for many OECD countries. Medical conditions, or problems labelled as such by societies and policy systems, are proving an increasing obstacle to raising labour force participation and keeping public expenditure under control. More and more people of working age rely on sickness and disability benefits as their main source of income, and the employment rates of those reporting

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