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Ongoing reforms of Denmark’s disability benefits and flexjobs are promising, but a stronger focus on helping people with their mental health issues is needed for the reforms to contribute to a sustainable decline in the high rate of unemployment, according to a new OECD report. Past labour market reforms failed because underlying mental health problems of the jobless remained unaddressed.
Sweden is a very egalitarian country but inequalities have risen and some groups are poorly integrated into the labour market.
In this paper we document the impact of education levels on labour market outcomes from 1994 to 2010 using national household survey data.
In this paper we include measures of school quality in regressions determining the labour market premiums to education level.
The OECD unemployment rate was stable at 8.0% in December 2012, unchanged from the previous month.
In this paper we examine whether past labour market reforms aiming at reducing the rate of unemployment have raised its long-run volatility.
Germany is one of the OECD countries with the lowest barriers to immigration for high-skilled workers. However, long-term labour migration is low in comparison with other countries.
Belgian companies, mutualities and employment services should be more proactive in helping people with mental health problems stay in the workplace or find a job, according to a new OECD report.
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This study looks into the use of fixed term contracts and agency work in Russia during and shortly after the crisis 2009 10 with the help of an enterprise survey.
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The well performing labour market has delivered low unemployment and relatively stable wage developments.