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This paper discusses options for removing the remaining barriers that impede worker reallocation across jobs, sectors, and regions into more productive activities.
Discussions about the current crisis often present events in a sequence, such as that the US sub-prime crisis in August 2007 triggered a major inter-bank credit crisis, which transformed itself into a general credit crisis, the latter having an impact on the real economy and overall business and consumer confidence. However, some commentators have made reference to other explanations, more linked to the evolution of economic
Young people are likely to be hit hard by rising unemployment as the global downturn continues.
OECD has launched a series of reports in 16 countries including Australia. Each report contains a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school to work.
Barcelona and LEED are taking forward an initiative on “Recession, Recovery, and Reinvestment: The role of Local Economic Leadership” which will convene a series of meetings and activities to ensure that local economic development can respond effectivel
OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (ELS)and OECD Development Centre (DEV) Joint SeminarEmployment and Inequality Outcomes:New Evidence, Links and Policy Responses in Brazil, China and IndiaOECD Conference Centre, Paris, FranceWednesday, 8 April 2009
Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.
Maintaining high participation and employment in the face of the current recession and a rapidly ageing population are major challenges for policy makers. The recession of the early 1990s showed that high unemployment can leave long–lasting scars on labour markets.
The Indonesian labour market is segmented, with a majority of workers engaged in informal sector occupations, and earnings data are available only for formal sector workers (salaried employees). This posed problems for the estimation of earnings equations.
"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.