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20-April-2011

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Persistence of high unemployment: what risks? what policies?, Economics Department Policy Note No. 5

Aggregate demand policies have a role to play in supporting the economic recovery and stimulate jobs. Enhancing vocational training is desirable, even if beefing-up such programmes may be difficult in countries facing large budget deficits or with limited training infrastructure.

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7-April-2011

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Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2011

Going for Growth 2011 takes stock of recent progress in implementing policy reforms to improve labour productivity and utilisation that were identified as priorities in the 2010 edition.

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7-April-2011

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Enhancing labour utilisation in a socially inclusive society in Australia

Australia faces the mutually reinforced challenges of boosting labour supply and promoting social inclusion. Labour underutilisation is especially prevalent among groups such as lone parents, people with disability, and Indigenous Australians.

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23-February-2011

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Reforming the labour market in Spain

After steady employment growth since the 1990s, Spain has experienced the sharpest increase in unemployment among OECD countries during the crisis, amplified by structural problems of the labour market.

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14-February-2011

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Limiting long-term unemployment and non-participation in Sweden

After the onset of the crisis, unemployment in Sweden increased markedly, though much less than expected and than during the early 1990s, even as participation in the labour market held up well.

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2-February-2011

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Raising education outcomes in Switzerland

Public spending per pupil on pre-primary education is low in international comparison whereas spending on tertiary academic education per graduate is among the highest in the OECD.

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14-December-2010

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Does fiscal decentralisation strengthen social capital? Cross-country evidence and the experiences of Brazil and Indonesia

This paper tests the hypothesis that, by giving people more voice in the government decision-making process, fiscal decentralisation fosters social capital, measured in terms of interpersonal trust.

9-December-2010

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Regulatory reforms to unlock long–term growth in Turkey

In the 2000s, Turkey has enjoyed rapid catching–up. This was possible despite the adverse business environment, as the semi–formal and informal economy had a significant contribution to the expansion of the private sector.

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1-November-2010

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Enhancing the effectiveness of social policies in Indonesia

Indonesia has made considerable progress over the years in improving the social conditions of its population, especially among disadvantaged groups, not least by raising government spending and strengthening social protection programmes.

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17-June-2010

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Chile: Climbing on giants’ shoulders: better schools for all Chilean children

Chile has made impressive progress in educational attainment. Yet, despite recent improvements, outcomes, as measured by PISA results, still need to catch up with OECD standards and equity problems should be addressed.

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