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  • 17-March-2016

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    System of unit labour cost, OECD - Updated: March 2016

    OECD Unit Labour Cost growth picks up to 0.5% in the fourth quarter of 2015

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  • 16-March-2016

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    Measuring skills shortages in real time

    Discussion on how technology helps measuring skills shortages in real time

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  • 9-March-2016

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    The drivers of public health spending: integrating policies and institutions

    This paper investigates the impact of policies and institutions on health expenditures for a large panel of OECD countries for the period 2000-10.

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  • 9-March-2016

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: March 2016

    OECD unemployment rate down to 6.5% in January 2016

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  • 4-March-2016

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    Mental Health

    Mental disorders account for one of the largest and fastest growing categories of the burden of disease with which health systems must cope, often accounting for a greater burden than cardiovascular disease and cancer.

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  • 4-March-2016

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    OECD Labour Force Statistics 2015

    This annual edition of Labour Force Statistics provides detailed statistics on population, labour force, employment and unemployment, broken down by gender, as well as unemployment duration, employment status, employment by sector of activity and part-time employment. It also contains participation and unemployment rates by gender and detailed age groups as well as comparative tables for the main components of the labour force. Data are available for each OECD Member country and for OECD-Total, Euro area and European Union. The time series presented in the publication cover 10 years for most countries. It also provides information on the sources and definitions used by Member countries in the compilation of those statistics.

  • 3-March-2016

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    Taking a place-based approach to employment and skills strategies

    Regional disparities in the supply and demand of skills do exists in many OECD countries. Local level actors need to be equipped with the right tools and capacities to develop innovative employment and job creation strategies tailored to their local conditions.

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  • 2-March-2016

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    Policy Brief: Parental leave: Where are the fathers?

    All OECD countries, except the United States, provide nationwide paid maternity leave. Over half also offer paternity leave to fathers right after childbirth. By enabling fathers to take on a greater share of the childcare burden, parental leave can support women’s careers.

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  • 26-February-2016

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    Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Europe: Rapid Policy Assessments of Inclusive Entrepreneurship Policies and Programmes

    This project is part of a series of rapid policy assessment projects on inclusive entrepreneurship policies and programmes that are conducted by the Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission.

  • 25-February-2016

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    The role of cognitive skills in explaining wage differentials between socio-economic groups

    Average wages can vary markedly between socio-economic groups (gender, native- and foreign-born; high-skilled and low-skilled parents; workers of different ethnicities; age). These differences between groups of workers contribute to high overall wage inequality.

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