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  • 4-May-2015

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    More and better jobs for an inclusive recovery

    The world is still repairing the damage done to employment prospects and social equality by the crisis. Governments are trying to create not just more jobs, but better jobs. A new OECD framework helps them to define what job quality means and to measure whether their policies are succeeding.

  • 2-January-2015

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    OECD work on Youth

    Giving young people the skills and tools to find a job is not only good for their own prospects and self-esteem, it is also good for economic growth, social cohesion and widespread well-being. That’s why investing in youth must be a policy priority the world over. This page provides an overview of OECD work on the topic of youth.

  • 31-December-2014

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    Project: Building Statistical Evidence to understand Local Labour Market Differentiation and Support more effective Policies

    The main objective of this project is to gather evidence on local labour markets, in particular on skills supply and demand, employment and productivity.

  • 31-December-2014

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    Project: Injecting local flexibility in Education and Training systems and supporting local skills Strategy

    The purpose of this analysis is to assess how local flexibility can be injected into national adult education and training systems, while reserving accountability; and to better understand how to create an enabling policy environment for the development of effective local skills strategies.

  • 13-November-2014

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    Business and the G20: Momentum for reform must be a priority

    BIAC has been advising the OECD for over 50 years on policies that should lead to private sector-led growth, and has been actively involved in the B8 and B20 process since its inception.

  • 13-November-2014

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    G20 should fix the world’s economy for the working people!

    As G20 leaders look distraught at a global economy that is faced with weak growth, high unemployment and rising income inequality, they should repeat to themselves that this is not inevitable.

  • 13-November-2014

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    Forging a gender-balanced economy

    Getting more women into work is a priority goal of G20 policy, but gender inequality is a barrier. To overcome this, the OECD, ILO and others have identified ways forward.

  • 13-November-2014

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    What an inclusive recovery needs is more, and better, jobs

    Time progresses inexorably. Six years have already elapsed since the onset of the global financial crisis, and employment in many countries is still far below its pre-2008 levels. Even for people who still have jobs, working conditions have deteriorated. Until recently, we were decrying a jobless recovery, but now the data suggest that growth itself may be fading in several countries.

  • 31-March-2014

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    Japan: Closing the gender gap can boost the economy

    Reconciling work and family commitments is a challenge in every country, but particularly for Japanese men and women. Much more so than in most other OECD countries, men and women have to choose between babies and bosses: men choose bosses, women less so, but on the whole there are very few babies and there is too little female employment. These shortcomings are increasingly coming to the fore and will have to be addressed.

  • 8-October-2013

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    OECD Skills Outlook 2013 - First Results from the Survey of Adult Skills

    This first OECD Skills Outlook presents the initial results of the Survey of Adult Skills (PIACC), which evaluates the skills of adults in 22 OECD member countries and two partner countries. The survey was designed to provide insights into the availability of some key skills and how they are used at work and at home through the direct assessment of key information processing skills

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