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  • 15-September-2011

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    Launch of the OECD Employment Outlook 2011

    The challenges of tackling high and persistent unemployment, especially for the young people, improving job opportunities and ensuring adequate social safety nets should be at the top of the political agenda, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

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  • 7-September-2011

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    Aggregate Earnings and Macroeconomic Shocks (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 123)

    I examine the effect of labour market policies and institutions on the transmission of macroeconomic shocks to the labour market, using both aggregate and industry-level annual data for 23 OECD countries, 23 business-sector industries and up to 29 years.

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  • 6-September-2011

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    Redistribution Policy and Inequality Reduction in OECD Countries: What Has Changed in Two Decades? (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 122)

    A range of data sources are used to assess if, and to what extent, government redistribution policies have slowed or accelerated the trend towards greater income disparities in the past 20-25 years.

  • 6-September-2011

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    Early Maternal Employment and Child Development in Five OECD Countries (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 118)

    There is a long-running debate on possible negative effects of maternal employment on child development. For the first time, this paper presents an initial comparative analysis of longitudinal data on maternal employment patterns after birth on child cognitive and behavioural development.

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  • 6-September-2011

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    Over-Qualified or Under-Skilled (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 121)

    Mismatches between workers’ competences and what is required by their job are widespread in OECD countries. that use qualifications as proxies for competences suggest that as many as one in four workers could be over-qualified...

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  • 31-August-2011

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    OECD Health Working Paper No. 57. The Impact of Pay Increases on Nurses' Labour Market: A Review of Evidence from Four OECD Countries

    This report reviews the impact of pay increases on nurses’ labour market in four countries (UK, New Zealand, Finland and Czech Republic). Pay increases contributed to an increase in potential new entrants to nurse education, but the effect on nurses already in work is more difficult to assess.

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  • 27-July-2011

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    Cooking, Caring and Volunteering: Unpaid Work Around the World (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No 116)

    Household production constitutes an important aspect of economic activity and ignoring it may lead to incorrect inferences about levels and changes in well-being. This paper sheds light on the importance of unpaid work.

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  • 27-July-2011

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    What Drives Inflows Into Disability? Evidence from Three OECD Countries: Australia, Switzerland, United Kingdom (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No 117)

    This paper investigates the dynamic effects of health shocks on labour market transitions to disability, employment and other non-employment pathways. It uses longitudinal data to estimate time discrete duration models for three countries: Australia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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  • 27-July-2011

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    Activation Policies in Japan (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No 113)

    This report examines the performance of public employment services and the effectiveness of activation strategies in Japan.

  • 27-July-2011

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    Economic Determinants and Consequences of Child Maltreatment (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No 111)

    This paper reviews the existing research on the economic determinants and consequences of child abuse and neglect, drawing on theoretical and empirical studies from a wide range of disciplines.

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