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  • 30-May-2013

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    OECD countries commit to action plan to tackle youth joblessness

    OECD governments have committed to stepping up their efforts to tackle high youth unemployment and strengthen their education systems to better prepare young people for the world of work.

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  • 14-May-2013

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    Growing risk of inequality and poverty as crisis hits the poor hardest

    Income inequality increased by more in the first three years of the crisis to the end of 2010 than it had in the previous twelve years, before factoring in the effect of taxes and transfers on income, according to new OECD data.

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  • 2-May-2013

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    Korea should boost support for laid-off workers

    Korea should strengthen its social safety net and improve support for laid-off workers to help them find a new job more quickly, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 5-March-2013

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    Norway should reform its welfare system to help people with mental health issues stay in work

    Norway should overhaul its approach to mental health issues in the workplace in order to help more people find a job or stay in work, and cut high and rising public spending, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 5-March-2013

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    Sweden: Tackling mental health problems is critical to boosting job prospects of young Swedes

    Sweden should make greater efforts to prevent and address mental health problems among people under the age of 30, in order to boost their job prospects and reduce government spending on health care and out-of-work benefits, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 21-February-2013

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    Labour market reforms in Denmark must tackle mental health issues

    Ongoing reforms of Denmark’s disability benefits and flexjobs are promising, but a stronger focus on helping people with their mental health issues is needed for the reforms to contribute to a sustainable decline in the high rate of unemployment, according to a new OECD report. Past labour market reforms failed because underlying mental health problems of the jobless remained unaddressed.

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  • 4-February-2013

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    Labour migration: Germany is open to graduates but immigration is difficult for medium-skilled workers

    Germany is one of the OECD countries with the lowest barriers to immigration for high-skilled workers. However, long-term labour migration is low in comparison with other countries.

  • 29-January-2013

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    Belgium should be more proactive in tackling mental health issues in the workplace, says OECD

    Belgian companies, mutualities and employment services should be more proactive in helping people with mental health problems stay in the workplace or find a job, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 17-December-2012

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    Lack of support for motherhood hurting women’s career prospects, despite gains in education and employment, says OECD

    Progress has been made in narrowing the gender gap in pay, especially in employment, over the past decade but much remains to be done in many countries. Women pay a high price for motherhood, with steep childcare costs and taxes deterring many from working more, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 11-December-2012

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    Australia’s unique approach to helping the unemployed has delivered good results but challenges remain, says OECD

    Australia’s labour market reforms over the past 15 years have boosted employment and cut welfare benefit dependency.

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