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12-March-2013

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Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: March 2013

The OECD unemployment rate increased to 8.1% in January 2013, compared with 8.0% in the previous month.

5-March-2013

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Norway should reform its welfare system to help people with mental health issues stay in work

Norway should overhaul its approach to mental health issues in the workplace in order to help more people find a job or stay in work, and cut high and rising public spending, according to a new OECD report.

5-March-2013

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Sweden: Tackling mental health problems is critical to boosting job prospects of young Swedes

Sweden should make greater efforts to prevent and address mental health problems among people under the age of 30, in order to boost their job prospects and reduce government spending on health care and out-of-work benefits, according to a new OECD report.

28-February-2013

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ELSA Past Seminars

The OECD Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate has launched in September 2008 a series of seminars open to both external and internal speakers. It is intended to be an informal forum for discussion of policy-oriented empirical research work among policy-makers, academics and OECD staff.

26-February-2013

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Do the average level and dispersion of socio-economic background measures explain France’s gap in PISA scores?

OECD’s PISA publications highlight the impact of economic, social and cultural status (ESCS) on students’ results within countries. The focus here is to investigate whether ESCS measures could contribute to differences in aggregate educational outcomes between countries.

22-February-2013

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Moving towards a single labour contract: pros, cons and mixed feelings

This paper discusses the pros and cons of a single labour contract. After reviewing the current state of dualism in labour markets and the recent labour reforms in Europe, we discuss the various proposals to eliminate dualism.

22-February-2013

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Labour market performance by age groups: a focus on France

This paper analyses the age structure of employment rates across OECD countries with a focus on France. The statistical contribution of each age group to total unemployment-rate differentials is also computed.

21-February-2013

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Labour market reforms in Denmark must tackle mental health issues

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.

21-February-2013

English

Education quality and labour market outcomes in South Africa

In this paper we include measures of school quality in regressions determining the labour market premiums to education level.

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21-February-2013

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Educational attainment and labour market outcomes in South Africa, 1994-2010

In this paper we document the impact of education levels on labour market outcomes from 1994 to 2010 using national household survey data.

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