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.
The School is organising specialised courses on socio-economic development and creating an international platform to exchange experiences and knowledge between public officers and practitioners from OECD member and non member countries that deals with cooperation and local development issues.
"Comunidad y desarollo local" es un curso intensivo residencial de dos semanas construido para un grupo de estudio colombiano para un trabajo de investigación e intercambio sobre el proceso de definición de una estrategia de desarollo local.
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Since the onset of the global crisis, unemployment rate in France increased by 2.1 percentage points between December 2007 and May 2010, a milder increase compared to the OECD average (2.8 percentage points).
The feature Key Employment Statistics allows cross-country comparisons on labour market indicators, outcomes, policies and institutions.
Source: OECD System of Unit Labour Cost Indicators (updated quarterly at end Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec) - Annual Unit Labour Costs in levels and indices, Labour Compensation, Labour Productivity, Labour...
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This report identifies and discusses employment and skills strategies in Southeast Asia. The aim of the exercise is to identify a number of characteristics and trends of employment and skills development in the region which can be explored and addressed further by the ESSSA initiative.