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3-April-2013

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The efficiency and equity of the tax and transfer system in France

Taxes and cash transfers reduce income inequality more in France than elsewhere in the OECD, because of the large size of the flows involved. But the system is complex overall. Its effectiveness could be enhanced in many ways, for example so as to achieve the same amount of redistribution at lower cost.

3-April-2013

English

Income inequality and poverty in Colombia. Part 2. The redistributive impact of taxes and transfers

Income inequality in Colombia has declined since the early 2000s but remains very high by international standards. While most of the inequality originates from the labour market, wealth – and thus capital income – is also highly concentrated and the tax and transfer system has little redistributive impact.

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3-April-2013

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Income inequality and poverty in Colombia. Part 1. The role of the labour market

Income inequality in Colombia has declined since the early 2000s but remains very high by international standards. Income dispersion largely originates from the labour market, which is characterised by a still high unemployment rate, a pervasive informal sector and a wide wage dispersion reflecting a large education premium for those with higher education.

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26-March-2013

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9th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance (Dublin-Kilkenny, Ireland)

Localities across the OECD area are confronted with the challenge of reducing high and persistent unemployment and defining new sources of economic growth, all in the context of shrinking public resources. The 9th Annual Meeting offered an opportunity to reflect on innovative ways to support local job creation, business growth and effective policy delivery.

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25-March-2013

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Seminar: Back to Katrina - What strategies for urban resilience? What economic and social territorial impacts? (Paris, France)

Disaster is now the norm. As we build and rebuild cities for the future we will have to create new models of spatial and economic development based on continuing violent and unpredictable weather. This seminar engaged this topic, asking questions and pointing to directions for an unknowable natural environment.

21-March-2013

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System of unit labour cost, OECD - Updated: March 2013

Growth in Unit labour costs (ULCs) in the OECD area accelerated to 0.6% in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to 0.2% in the third quarter. Overall, growth in labour compensation per unit of labour input slowed marginally (to 0.3% compared to 0.4% in the third quarter). But this was more than offset by a significant slowdown in labour productivity (minus 0.3% compared to plus 0.2% in the previous quarter).

21-March-2013

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Conference: Demographic transition and ageing society - Implications for local labour markets (Lodz, Poland)

The main purpose of the conference was to summarise the local scenarios of demographic change project results, present the most important conclusions and recommendations coming out from its realiaation and discuss strategic approaches to counteract negative results of demographic changes in Poland and in other OECD countries.

17-March-2013

English

Report: An international benchmarking analysis of public Programmes for High-growth firms

High-growth firms (HGFs) – firms able to grow fast over a short period of time – contribute to most new jobs in advanced economies.

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14-March-2013

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Strengthening social cohesion in Luxembourg: making efficiency and equity go hand in hand

Luxembourg is a rich and fast-growing country. However, inequality of disposable incomes has trended up modestly over the past decades and relative poverty has risen reflecting mainly the rapid growth of high incomes.

14-March-2013

English

Labour market, welfare reform and inequality in the United Kingdom

Employment has risen by more and unemployment has risen less than expected, given the path of output. Nevertheless, long-term and youth unemployment and involuntary part-time work are high. A polarised labour market risks worsening income inequality, which is high by OECD standards, despite a recent and likely temporary decline.

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