The OECD Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate has launched in September 2008 a series of seminars open to both external and internal speakers. It is intended to be an informal forum for discussion of policy-oriented empirical research work among policy-makers, academics and OECD staff.
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This note summarises main issues from the synthesis on Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers: People with disabilities are under-represented in the workforce and over-represented among the poor...
Trop de travailleurs quittent définitivement le marché du travail pour des raisons de santé ou à cause d’une incapacité. Ce rapport, le dernier de la série de l’OCDE intitulée "Maladie, invalidité et travail : surmonter les obstacles" synthétise les conclusions du projet.
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This note presents main issues on the role of growth and employment/unemployment developments in explaining recent income inequality trends in Brazil, China, India and South Africa, and discusses the roles played by labour market and social policies in shaping and addressing these inequalities.
The conference aims to address the links between labour market outcomes and inequality in emerging economies and to consider which labour market and social policies can help governments in alleviating poverty and in promoting more inclusive societies.
Macro-level changes can have substantial effects on the distribution of resources at the household level. While it is possible to speculate about which groups are likely to be hardest-hit, detailed distributional studies are still largely backward-looking.
This paper compares notional defined-contribution pension schemes (also known as notional accounts) with two alternative designs of earnings-related pension schemes: points systems and definedbenefit plans.
Les jeunes ont été très sévèrement touchés par la crise économique globale. Dans la zone OCDE, le taux de chômage des jeunes (15-24) a progressé de près de 6 points de pourcentage entre fin 2007 et fin 2009 pour atteindre près de19 %.
The pensionable age is the most visible parameter of retirement-income systems. This paper surveys pensionable ages in the OECD for a period of a century: back to 1950 and forward to 2050.
This working paper presents the Israeli labor migration scheme that lies not only by socio-economic considerations but also by geopolitical interests. These were linked to the articulation of a unilateral "separation" paradigm between Israelis and Palestinians that prevailed during the Oslo year