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  • 19-December-2018

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    Making Employment More Inclusive in the Netherlands

    The Dutch labour market has recovered and the unemployment rate has been converging towards pre-crisis levels.

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  • 17-December-2018

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    Getting Skills Right: Brazil

    The world of work is changing. Digitalisation, deepening globalisation and population ageing are having a profound impact on the type and quality of jobs that are available and the skills required to perform them. To what extent individuals, firms and economies can harness the benefits of these changes critically depends on the readiness of adult learning systems to help people develop relevant skills for this changing world of work. In Brazil, the speed of population ageing is projected to be significantly faster than what has been experienced by most developed economies. At the same time, increasing integration into the global economy will create new opportunities and propel growth. But it will also affect the content of exports and the stage at which Brazil contributes for Global Value Chains (GVCs). Profound changes in the economy are to be expected in the coming decades. As these changes have not yet fully materialised, Brazilian policy makers have a window of opportunity to prepare for the transformations ahead. This report aims at providing policy recommendations, based on best practices internationally, to prepare the Brazilian adult learning system so that it is ready to support people in acquiring the relevant skills for the future.
  • 14-December-2018

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    Workshop on old age dependency and supplementary social protection for long-term care provision in regions and cities

    A working group - involving representatives of the Autonomous Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, the Autonomous Province of Trento, the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen and the OECD Trento Centre carried out influential research on old age dependency and the related economic and financial measures in order to propose and implement sustainable financial solutions in regions and cities.

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  • 13-December-2018

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    Action needed to help people with mental health issues in New Zealand

    New Zealand has carried out major health and welfare reforms over the past decade but needs to do more to help people with mental health issues stay in work or find a job, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 12-December-2018

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    Mental Health and Work: New Zealand

    Tackling mental health problems of the working-age population is a key issue for labour market and social policies in OECD countries, not just for health systems. Governments increasingly recognise that policy has a major role to play in keeping people with mental health conditions in employment or bringing those outside of the labour market into it, and in preventing mental illness. This report on New Zealand is the tenth in a series of reports looking at how broader education, health, welfare and labour market policy challenges are being tackled in a number of countries. The report is also the first one published after the endorsement of the OECD Recommendation of the Council on 'Integrated Mental Health, Skills and Work Policy' and assesses New Zealand's performance against the strategic policy framework agreed by all OECD countries. The report concludes that awareness and policy thinking is well developed in New Zealand but that structural and institutional weaknesses limit the provision of timely, integrated health and employment services, with particularly disappointing outcomes for the indigenous population. Against the background of the OECD Council Recommendation, the report proposes improvements in policy development and policy implementation to make youth, workplace, health and welfare policies ready for the challenge.
  • 12-December-2018

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    Increasing inclusiveness for women, youth and seniors in Canada

    Women, youth and seniors face barriers to economic inclusion in Canada, with considerable scope to improve their labour market outcomes.

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  • 11-December-2018

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: December 2018

    OECD unemployment rate stable at 5.2% in October 2018

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  • 11-December-2018

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    How demanding are activation requirements for jobseekers

    This paper presents new information on activity-related eligibility criteria for unemployment and related benefits in OECD- and EU-countries in 2017, comparing the strictness of “demanding” elements built into unemployment benefits across countries and over time.

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  • 11-December-2018

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    Profiling Policy Brief

    Profiling tools, which assess the job finding prospects of jobseekers, differentiate jobseekers likely to become long-term unemployed from jobseekers likely to find work quickly. Thereby they help to deliver employment services more efficiently.

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  • 9-December-2018

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    Immigrant integration policies have improved but challenges remain

    Many countries have made important improvements in integrating immigrants and their children into the labour market and day-to-day life of their country. However, many challenges remain and much of the potential that migrants bring with them remains unused, hampering both economic growth and social inclusion, according to a new joint OECD-EU report.

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