Publications & Documents


  • 15-September-2011

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    Launch of the OECD Employment Outlook 2011

    The challenges of tackling high and persistent unemployment, especially for the young people, improving job opportunities and ensuring adequate social safety nets should be at the top of the political agenda, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

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  • 13-September-2011

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    Japan: Education reform

    While Japan has achieved outstanding scores on the PISA exams, further improving educational outcomes is important to sustain growth in the face of rapid population ageing.

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  • 13-September-2011

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    Japan: Labour market reforms to improve growth and equity

    Traditional Japanese labour market practices, which benefited both workers and firms during the high-growth era, are no longer appropriate in the context of slow economic growth and rapid population ageing.

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  • 9-September-2011

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    Compensation of Public Employees: Expert Meeting

    The compensation of employees represents a significant percentage of public expenditure. This meeting addressed the challenge of adjusting compensation in line with countries fiscal consolidation requirements.

  • 7-September-2011

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    Aggregate Earnings and Macroeconomic Shocks (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 123)

    I examine the effect of labour market policies and institutions on the transmission of macroeconomic shocks to the labour market, using both aggregate and industry-level annual data for 23 OECD countries, 23 business-sector industries and up to 29 years.

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  • 6-September-2011

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    Over-Qualified or Under-Skilled (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 121)

    Mismatches between workers’ competences and what is required by their job are widespread in OECD countries. that use qualifications as proxies for competences suggest that as many as one in four workers could be over-qualified...

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  • 29-July-2011

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    Off to a good start? Jobs for Youth

    This report makes an important contribution to a new agenda of youth-friendly employment policies and practices. It analyses the situation of youth employment and unemployment in the context of the jobs crisis and identifies successful policy measures in OECD countries.

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  • 28-July-2011

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    Online OECD Employment database

    Our on-line database brings together data and indicators constructed to support the analyses presented in various editions of the OECD Employment Outlook as well as selected short-term indicators.

  • 28-July-2011

    English

    Can India achieve double-digit growth?

    In recent years, India has enjoyed one of the highest growth rates worldwide, weathering the global financial crisis better than many other countries.

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  • 28-July-2011

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    INDIA: Improving access and quality in the education system

    Education has been given high priority by India’s central and state governments and continues to grow fast. Nevertheless, high drop-out rates and low attendance continues to be a challenge at lower levels and enrolment at higher levels remains modest by international standards.

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