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  • 2-May-2017

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    Does everybody enjoy Pura Vida? Decomposing income inequality in Costa Rica

    Despite strong economic growth, Costa Rica’s income inequality has increased in the past decade, in stark contrast with other Latin American countries.

  • 27-April-2017

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    Structural Inequality – The Case of Sweden

    Income equality is perceived by many as steadily embedded in Swedish society, as solid as a Volvo’s tyres firmly clinging to a narrow country road on a Småland’s bright midsummer night. However, the Gini coefficient has increased more in Sweden than in any other OECD country since the 1990s. But who is responsible when you suddenly find your Volvo wheeling off course? You, holding the wheel, or the rough northern weather?

  • 25-April-2017

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    Japan needs policies to boost productivity for inclusive growth

    Labour productivity in Japan is about a quarter below the average of the top half of OECD countries, which is surprising given Japan's outstanding performance in education and skills and high level of R&D spending.

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  • 21-April-2017

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    OECD Technical Report on Progress on Structural Reform Under the G20 ESRA

    This OECD technical report to G-20 Finance Ministers and Governors provides an assessment of progress on structural reform to achieve strong, sustainable and balanced growth under the G-20 Enhanced Structural Reform Agenda (ESRA) agreed at the Hangzhou summit.

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  • 19-April-2017

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    Reforming Brazil’s pension system

    Brazil’s old-age pensions have reduced old-age poverty below OECD levels, but pension expenditures of 8.2% of GDP are expected to rise rapidly as the population ages. A pension reform is necessary to ensure the financial sustainability of the system.

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  • 13-April-2017

    English, PDF, 4,212kb

    Japan 2017 overview English version

    Japan 2017 overview English version

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  • 13-April-2017

    English, PDF, 3,599kb

    Japan 2017 overview Japanese version

    Japan 2017 overview Japanese version

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  • 13-April-2017

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    Japan 2017 Powerpoint English version

    Japan 2017 Powerpoint English version

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  • 13-April-2017

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    Japan 2017 Powerpoint Japanese version

    Japan 2017 Powerpoint Japanese version

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  • 10-April-2017

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    Making the most of innovation in China

    On several measures, China has caught up with OECD economies in the area of innovation.

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