Publications & Documents


23-June-2011

English

The effects of downturns on labour force participation: evidence and causes

This paper uses an impulse-response function approach to assess the magnitude and persistence of the labour force participation effects of downturns for a sample of 30 countries over the period 1960-2008.

22-June-2011

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Workshop: Skills development for stronger local economic development and better job opportunities abroad (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

This workshop provided an opportunity to discuss ways to increase the effectiveness of actions to boost skills development to stimulate good quality employment both abroad and in Cambodia.

21-June-2011

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Korea : A framework for growth and social cohesion

This report was prepared to help Korea identify and address main social policy challenges. It suggests specific policy options and a strategy to “go social”, based on the practices and reforms that have worked well in other countries.

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21-June-2011

English

Going social: A framework for growth and social cohesion in Korea

Sustaining economic growth is certainly important to promote social cohesion but growth alone cannot solve all problems. Instead, well-targeted social policies are essential to promote social cohesion and reverse the upward trend in income inequality. This is the “go social” challenge facing Korea, said OECD Secretary-General in Seoul.

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Workshop: Policies and strategies for demographic change - Skills, employment and sustainable development (Paris, France)

The workshop was organised as an experts’ roundtable and aimed at identifing key policy questions to be explored as well as key work of the OECD and other institutions to be referenced in the OECD LEED project on local scenarios of demographic change.

14-June-2011

English

Skills and competences for entrepreneurship

This LEED project advises governments and their partner agencies at national and local levels on how to provide effective training and related support to start-up entrepreneurs, with a particular focus on the role of universities and vocational training institutions.

7-June-2011

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Trade and Jobs

Challenges with respect to trade and jobs – and the interface between the two issue areas – remain near the top of policy agendas for OECD members and partner countries around the world. Globalisation has been a critical force driving increased economic integration and structural change, resulting in greater employment opportunities and welfare, but also creating adjustment difficulties including in the labour market. Through its deep

7-June-2011

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Towards an OECD Skills Strategy

In a context of high unemployment following the crisis and increased global competition, ensuring an adequate supply of skills, maximising their use and optimising further development of skills in the workforce is key to boosting employment and economic growth, and to promoting social inclusion. Skills are thus high on the agenda, nationally and internationally. Public spending on education and training already represents around 13%

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