Publications & Documents


  • 31-January-2012

    English

    Reforming education in England

    Despite significant increases in spending on child care and education during the last decade, PISA scores suggest that educational performance remains static, uneven and strongly related to parents’ income and background.

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  • 30-January-2012

    English

    LEED Flash newsletter

    A quarterly newsletter produced by the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme. All the latest news, events & publications on local development issues in one page.

  • 30-January-2012

    Italian

    Le politiche per il mercato del lavoro e l’impiego nella Provincia autonoma di Trento - 2012

    Questo progetto si prefigge di migliorare il contributo delle politiche destinate alla creazione di nuovi e migliori posti di lavoro, sostenere l’inclusione, la coesione sociale e la competitività del territorio trentino.

  • 30-January-2012

    English

    Local job creation in the Autonomous Province of Trento (Italy) - 2012

    This project will seek to enhance the contribution of labour market policy to the creation of more and better quality jobs, assessing the capacity of employment policy and services to enhance competitiveness and employment outcomes in the Autonomous Province of Trento.

  • 23-January-2012

    English

    Less income inequality and more growth - Are they compatible?

    Can both less income inequality and more growth be achieved? A recent OECD study sheds new light on the link between policies that boost growth and the distribution of income.

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  • 18-January-2012

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    National round-table: Skills upgrading to foster local economic diversification in Cambodia (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

    How can employment, training programmes and services be delivered in a more responsive way to emerging local business needs and economic development strategies in Cambodia? How can more effective partnerships be built between industry and education/training to address skills mismatch?

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  • 17-January-2012

    English

    Sick on the Job? - Myths and Realities about Mental Health and Work

    The costs of mental ill-health for the individuals concerned, employers and society at large are enormous. Mental illness is responsible for a very significant loss of potential labour supply, high rates of unemployment, and a high incidence of sickness absence and reduced productivity at work. In particular, mental illness causes too many young people to leave the labour market, or never really enter it, through early moves onto disability benefit. Today, between one-third and one-half of all new disability benefit claims are for reasons of mental ill-health, and among young adults that proportion goes up to over 70%.   Indeed, mental ill-health is becoming a key issue for the well-functioning of OECD’s labour markets and social policies and requires a stronger focus on policies addressing mental health and work issues. Despite the very high costs to the individuals and the economy, there is only little awareness about the connection between mental health and work, and the drivers behind the labour market outcomes and the level of inactivity of people with mental ill-health. Understanding these drivers is critical for the development of more effective policies. This report aims to identify the knowledge gaps and begin to narrow them by reviewing evidence on the main challenges and barriers to better integrating people with mental illness in the world of work.  
  • 12-January-2012

    English

    Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? Part 2. The distribution of labour income

    This paper explores the role of macroeconomic factors and structural policies in shaping the distribution of labour income.

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  • 12-January-2012

    English

    Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? Part 7. The drivers of labour earnings inequality – An analysis based on conditional and unconditional quantile regressions

    Unconditional and conditional quantile regressions are used to explore the determinants of labour earnings at different parts of the distribution and, hence, the determinants of overall labour earnings inequality.

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  • 12-January-2012

    English

    Hourly Earnings for OECD countries

    Source: OECD Main Economic Indicators (updated continuously) - Hourly earnings correspond to seasonally adjusted average total earnings in manufacturing and private sector paid per employed person per hour, including overtime pay and regularly recurring

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