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This capacity building seminar was co-organised by the MENA-OECD Governance Programme, within the context of the MENA-OECD Initiative to Support the Palestinian Authority, and the OECD LEED Trento Centre for Local Development.
A few high-growth enterprises are responsible for the majority of local job creation
This paper sheds light on the impact of reforms over time, identifies the horizon over which their full effects materialise, and investigates whether such effects vary with prevailing economic conditions and institutions.
This paper explores the short-term effects of labour and product market reforms through a dynamic general equilibrium model that features endogenous producer entry, equilibrium unemployment and costly job creation and destruction.
Unit labour costs (ULCs) in the OECD area rose by 0.5% in the fourth quarter of 2011, compared with 0.2 per cent in the previous quarter, according to early estimates. This pick up in ULCs mainly reflects higher labour compensation per unit of labour input.
The transition from education to work is not easy for many young people, particularly when it comes to finding sustainable employment with progression opportunities. Recently established national policies to support youth will be only effective if implemented in a coordinated way at local level.
Reducing the extent of inactivity and promoting labour supply is essential to foster labour market outcomes in Hungary in the medium term.
The OECD area unemployment rate was 8.2% in January 2012, having remained broadly unchanged throughout 2011.
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This article investigates the consequences of immigration for natives’ labour market outcomes, as well as issues linked to immigrants’ integration in the host country labour market.
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This paper focuses on inequalities in learning opportunities for individuals coming from different socio-economic backgrounds as a measure of (in)equality of opportunity in OECD countries.