Publications & Documents


  • 21-August-2013

    English

    Workshop: New sources of growth for dynamic local labour markets - Policies and strategies in Western Sydney and beyond (Sydney, Australia)

    This workshop is organised by the Urban Research Centre, University of Western Sydney within the framework of the OECD LEED project on local economic strategies for shrinking and ageing labour markets

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  • 19-August-2013

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    Transitions in and out of unemployment among young people in the Irish recession

    Young people have been hit hard by unemployment during the Irish recession. While much research has been undertaken to study the effects of the recession on overall labour market dynamics, little is known about the specific effects on youth unemployment and the associated challenges.

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  • 5-August-2013

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    Responding to key well-being challenges in Austria

    Important challenges for the future of Austrian well-being arise from demographic and environmental trends. The ageing of the population calls for a fair balance between life-time pension contributions and entitlements, drawing on the recent pension reform.

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  • 5-August-2013

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    Austria’s well-being goes beyond GDP

    Austria enjoys strong material well-being and high quality of life. Steady convergence with top GDP per capita levels translated into decisive improvements in household disposable incomes while significant redistribution has ensured low income inequality and poverty.

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  • 31-July-2013

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    Stimulating entrepreneurial mindsets and behaviours in east German higher education: State of play and inspiring practices

    As part of the OECD LEED project on university support for entrepreneurship in eastern Germany, undertaken in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Regional Development, this handbook presents highlights of results of a series of case studies and a university survey.

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  • 18-July-2013

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    Labour Activation, Equity and Inclusion

    While unemployment is gradually declining in the United States, Mexico and Japan, it is increasing in the Euro area. In emerging economies, tackling low paid employment in insecure jobs with little social protection remains a key challenge.

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  • 17-July-2013

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    OECD, ILO call on G20 labour ministers to reinforce cooperation

    Joint statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on the occasion of the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting, Moscow, 18-19 July 2013

  • 16-July-2013

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    Tackling the social tragedy of unemployment

    This report comes at a crucial time, as the economic recovery remains hesitant and uneven, and when over 48 million people are still out work in the OECD area. Unemployment is a social tragedy that we urgently need to address.

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  • 16-July-2013

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    Unemployment set to remain high in OECD countries through 2014 – youth and low-skilled hit hardest

    Unemployment in OECD countries will remain high through 2014, with young people and the low-skilled hit hardest, according to a new OECD report.

  • 16-July-2013

    English

    Employment situation, first quarter 2013, OECD

    The OECD area employment rate – defined as the share of people of working-age who are employed – was 65.1% in the first quarter of 2013, unchanged from the previous quarter, and 0.2 percentage point higher than one year ago. This was still 1.4 percentage points below the level recorded in the second quarter of 2008, the quarter preceding the start of the global financial crisis.

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