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  • 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.

  • 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 disabling conditions are low. This report is an assessment of the Swedish reforms, which aim to lower inactivity and increase participation, against the background of recent trends and policy responses in other OECD countries. It looks at what Sweden is currently doing and what more it could do to transform its sickness and disability schemes from passive benefits to active support systems that promote work.    
  • 30-July-2010

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    Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers: Canada - Opportunities for Collaboration

    Sickness and disability policy reform has been a priority for OECD countries wanting to improve employment and social outcomes in this domain. The recent recession and corresponding fall in labour demand is expected to hit marginalised workers, including workers with health problems or disability, harder than the broader working-age population. There is a pressing need for policy makers to address the recent “medicalisation” of labour market problems, a phenomenon that appears to underlie much of the difficulties countries find in disability policy making. This report is an assessment of the Canadian situation, albeit through the lens of the federal government and the provinces of Québec, British Columbia and Manitoba. It looks at the current state of play following a decade of various reforms and preceding a period where further revisions are likely.
  • 7-July-2010

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    Employment Outlook 2010 Country Notes: France

    Since the onset of the global crisis, unemployment rate in France increased by 2.1 percentage points between December 2007 and May 2010, a milder increase compared to the OECD average (2.8 percentage points).

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  • 7-July-2010

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    Key employment statistics

    The feature Key Employment Statistics allows cross-country comparisons on labour market indicators, outcomes, policies and institutions.

  • 28-April-2010

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    Creating more and better jobs in times of the crisis in the OECD

    Angel Gurría provides an overview of labour market conditions in OECD countries and explains why large fiscal deficits complicate the policy options even further. He also describes what governments should do to promote a job-rich recovery that benefits all workforce groups, including the most vulnerable.

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  • 16-April-2010

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    OECD Expert Meeting Mental Health, Disability and Work, Paris, 26-28 April 2010

    The meeting intends to bring together policymakers, researchers, and other experts who can contribute state-of-the-art evidence and experience to frame the issues surrounding increasing labour market inclusion for individuals with a mental health-related disability.

  • 22-March-2010

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    Jobs for Youth/Des emplois pour les jeunes: GREECE

    OECD has launched a series of reports in 16 countries including Greece. Each report contains a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school to work.

  • 24-February-2010

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    Jobs for Youth/Des emplois pour les jeunes: DENMARK

    OECD has launched a series of reports in 16 countries including Denmark. Each report contains a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school to work.

  • 3-February-2010

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    Keep on working...

    At what age do people currently retire in OECD countries? How long do people spend in retirement? Find these statistics on OECD's Factblog.

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