This single-country report in the OECD series Sickness, Disability and Work explores some of the reasons behind this phenomena in Sweden and the potential of its innovative recent and ongoing reforms.
OECD has launched a series of reports in 15 countries including New Zealand. 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.
Too many workers leave the labour market permanently due to health problems, and yet too many people with a disabling condition are denied the opportunity to work. This is a social and economic tragedy common to virtually all OECD countries, and an apparent paradox that needs explaining.
This 2007 edition of Benefits and Wages provides detailed descriptions of all cash benefits available to those in and out of work as well as the taxes they were liable to pay in 29 OECD countries from 2001 to 2005.
Active Labour Market Policies to help unemployed people back to work include job placement services, unemployment benefits, and labour market programmes such as training and job creation.
This first report in a new OECD series on sickness, disability and work explores the possible factors behind this paradox. It looks specifically at the cases of Norway, Poland and Switzerland, and highlights the role of institutions and policies. A range of reform recommendations is put forward.
In his speech delivered to the meeting of G8 Employment and Labour Ministers in Moscow on 9-10 October 2006, Angel Gurría spoke about the reassessed Jobs Strategy, what has been learnt, and emerging challenges.
In response to high and persistent unemployment in many OECD countries in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the OECD undertook a major study of the factors underlying the deterioration of labour market performance
Giving older people better work incentives and choices is crucial in the context of rapid population ageing and pressures on the sustainability of public social expenditures. Therefore, the OECD is carrying out a new review of policies to encourage greater labour market participation at an older age by fostering employability, job mobility and labour demand.
The OECD Council at Ministerial level met on 15-16 May 2002, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt of Belgium, assisted by the vice-chairs from Spain, Mr. Rodrigo de Rato y Figaredo, Vice-President of the Government and Ministe...