Publications & Documents


  • 19-January-2015

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    Back to Work: Japan - Improving the Re-employment Prospects of Displaced Workers

    Job displacement (involuntary job loss due to firm closure or downsizing) affects many workers over the course of their working lives. Displaced workers may face long periods of unemployment and, even when they find new jobs, tend to be paid less and have fewer benefits than in the jobs they held prior to displacement. Helping displaced workers get back into good jobs quickly should be a key goal of labour market policy. This report is the second in a series of reports looking at how this challenge is being tackled in a number of OECD countries. It shows that Japanese employers and the government go to considerable lengths to avoid the displacement of regular workers while also providing considerable income and re-employment support to many of the workers whose jobs cannot be preserved. Challenges for labour market programmes include expanding labour market mobility between regular jobs, improving co-ordination between private and public re-employment assistance for displaced workers, and avoiding that job displacement pushes older workers to the margins of the labour market.

  • 13-January-2015

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: January 2015

    OECD unemployment rate stable at 7.2% in November 2014

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  • 13-January-2015

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    Improving health outcomes and health care in India

    With India’s low life expectancy largely reflecting deaths from preventable diseases, the most significant gains in health would come from population-wide preventive measures.

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  • 2-January-2015

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    OECD work on Youth

    Giving young people the skills and tools to find a job is not only good for their own prospects and self-esteem, it is also good for economic growth, social cohesion and widespread well-being. That’s why investing in youth must be a policy priority the world over. This page provides an overview of OECD work on the topic of youth.

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  • 31-December-2014

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    Project: Building Statistical Evidence to understand Local Labour Market Differentiation and Support more effective Policies

    The main objective of this project is to gather evidence on local labour markets, in particular on skills supply and demand, employment and productivity.

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  • 31-December-2014

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    Project: Injecting local flexibility in Education and Training systems and supporting local skills Strategy

    The purpose of this analysis is to assess how local flexibility can be injected into national adult education and training systems, while reserving accountability; and to better understand how to create an enabling policy environment for the development of effective local skills strategies.

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  • 18-December-2014

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    System of unit labour cost, OECD - Updated: December 2014

    OECD Unit Labour Costs edge up to 0.2% in the third quarter of 2014

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  • 16-December-2014

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    Recruiting Immigrant Workers: Austria 2014

    Austria has low levels of labour migration from non-EU/EFTA countries. At the same time, intra-EU free mobility has grown significantly and since 2011, overall migration for employment is above the OECD average. It recently reformed its labour migration system, making it more ready to accept labour migrants where they are needed, especially in medium-skilled occupations in which there were limited admission possibilities previously. This publication analyses the reform and the Austrian labour migration management system in international comparison.

  • 9-December-2014

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: December 2014

    OECD unemployment rate at 7.2% in October 2014

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  • 9-December-2014

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    Latin American Economic Outlook 2015 - Education, Skills and Innovation for Development

    The Latin American Economic Outlook is the OECD Development Centre’s annual analysis of economic developments in Latin America. It is produced in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) as well as CAF, the development bank of Latin America. Each edition includes a detailed macroeconomic overview as well as analysis of how the global context is shaping economic performance in the region. The Latin American Economic Outlook also takes an in-depth look at a special theme related to development in Latin America, taking into account future strategic challenges and opportunities. The 2015 edition focuses on the role of education, skills and innovation for development, taking stock of the current situation in the region, identifying the main challenges and opportunities in these fields, and presenting a series of policy areas where action is needed to impulse Latin America’s development.

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