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30-March-2009

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People First: Tackling together the human dimension of the crisis

"Governments need to take quick and decisive action to avoid the financial crisis becoming a fully-blown social crisis with scarring effects on vulnerable workers and low income households," OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría told G8 Labour and Employment Ministers in Rome today.

30-March-2009

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Massive rise in unemployment needs fast, decisive response, says OECD’s Gurria

“Governments need to take quick and decisive action to avoid the financial crisis becoming a fully-blown social crisis with scarring effects on vulnerable workers and low income households,” OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría told G8 Labour and Employment Ministers in Rome today.

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25-March-2009

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Work, Jobs and Well-being across the Millennium (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 83)

This paper uses repeated cross-section data ISSP data from 1989, 1997 and 2005 to consider movements in job quality. Following a substantial fall between 1989 and 1997, subjective measures of job quality have mostly bounced back between 1997 and 2005...

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23-March-2009

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A good time for making work pay? Taking stock of in-work benefits and related measures across the OECD (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 81)

This paper discusses the rationale for in-work benefits, summarises the main design features of programmes operated in OECD countries, and provides an update of what is known about their effectiveness in terms of reducing inequalities and creating employment…

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20-March-2009

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Main features of The Public Employment Service in Poland (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 80, 2009)

This report describes the organisation of employment services, labour market programmes, unemployment insurance (UI) benefits and social assistance in Poland according to the legislation that was in force until January 2009.

18-March-2009

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Managing highly-skilled labour migration: a comparative analysis of migration policies and challenges in OECD countries (Employment, Social and Migration Working paper No. 79, 2009)

Most OECD countries expect growing shortages of highly-skilled labour in the coming twodecades, and immigration is viewed as one way of addressing these.

17-March-2009

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The effects of population structure on employment and productivity

This paper assesses the quantitative importance of the working-age population broken down by age, gender and education in explaining differences in employment and productivity levels across countries.

10-March-2009

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Going for Growth 2010 Chapter 2: Responding to the Going for Growth Policy Priorities: an Overview of Progress since 2005

Against the background of a stronger need for reform in the wake of the crisis, this chapter assesses the progress that each country has made over the past five years in a broad range of structural policy areas where government action could boost long-term growth.

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10-March-2009

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Going for Growth 2010 Chapter 1: Responding to the crisis while protecting long-term growth

OECD countries have taken a wide range of measures in response to the crisis, notably in the areas of infrastructure investment, taxes, the labour market, regulatory reforms and trade policy. This chapter assesses the expected effects of these measures on long-run income levels.

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9-March-2009

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Raising the flexibility of the Slovak economy during the catch-up phase

As in other catch-up countries inflation is likely to stay high going forward due to nominal convergence in Slovakia.

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