During an economic downturn and recovery, self-employment becomes an appealing option to a number of job-seekers faced with reduced opportunities to regain quickly employment elsewhere in the labour market.The objective of this seminar was to share and assess the experiences of OECD countries.
Representatives from governments and employment agencies across Asia and the OECD discussed how skills development can help governments and local communities rebalance growth, stimulate employment and economic development and build effective local partnerships.
The third seminar of the 2010 LEED FIELD project focuses on measuring skills and human capital in local economies. This workshop reviewed the innovative tools and methods used, as part of local information systems, by local development organisations.Venue: Paris (France)
Fue un evento es un espacio de intercambio de experiencias sobre la puesta en práctica y desarrollo de estas políticas desde la visión de diversos sectores.
A guide to re-building sustainable employment at the local level. This guide sets out five principles for building sustainable employment post financial crisis. Each principle is presented with concrete recommendations and case studies to both national policymakers and local practitioners.
About the LEED Directing Committee
Sickness and disability is a key economic policy concern for many OECD countries. Medical conditions, or problems labelled as such by societies and policy systems, are proving an increasing obstacle to raising labour force participation and keeping public expenditure under control. More and more people of working age rely on sickness and disability benefits as their main source of income, and the employment rates of those reporting
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OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators: Report from the Annual Update to Seasonal Adjustment Models – August 2010
Sickness and disability policy reform has been a priority for OECD countries wanting to improve employment and social outcomes in this domain. The recent recession and corresponding fall in labour demand is expected to hit marginalised workers, including workers with health problems or disability, harder than the broader working-age population. There is a pressing need for policy makers to address the recent “medicalisation” of labour
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Download the informative brochure about the OECD LEED Employment and Skills Strategies in SouthEast Asia (ESSSA) initiative.