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  • 22-December-2011


    The Future of Families to 2030

    Since the 1960s the family in the OECD area has undergone significant transformation. In many countries, the extended family has all but disappeared, and the traditional two-parent family has become much less widespread as divorce rates, re-marriages, cohabitation, single parenthood and same-sex partnerships have all increased.  With rising migration, cultures and values have become more diverse, with some ethnic minorities evolving as parallel family cultures while others intermingle with mainstream cultures through mixed-race marriages. Families have seen more mothers take up work in the labour market, their adolescents spend longer and longer in education and training, and the elderly members of the family live longer and, increasingly, alone.  The repercussions of these changes on housing, pensions, health and long-term care, on labour markets, education and public finances, have been remarkable. Recent demographic projections perfromed by many OECD countries suggest that the next 20 years are likely to see a continuation and even acceleration of changes in household and family structures.  In particular, the numbers and shares of single-adult and single-parent households are expected to increase significantly, as is the number of couples without children.

    This report explores likely future changes in family and household structures in OECD countries; identifies what appear to be the main forces shaping the family landscape between now and 2030; discusses the longer-term challenges for policy arising from those expected changes; and on the basis of the three subsequent thematic chapters, suggests policy options for managing the challenges on a sustainable basis.  

  • 24-November-2011

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    The Future of Families to 2030 synthesis report

    This project’s aim was to identify and examine trends in household and family structures over the next two decades and explore the implications of those trends for key policy areas. This overview contains a synthesis of some of the key findings. The full report will be published shortly.

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  • 8-September-2011

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    Turkey/Bosphorus Gateway Case Study

    This Istanbul Workshop focussed on three strategic infrastructure projects in Turkey (Marmaray, Mersin Container Port and Nabucco Gas pipeline) proposed for consideration by the Turkish authorities.

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  • 8-September-2011

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    High North/Barents Area Case Study

    The “High North”/Barents Area workshop explored the future opportunities and challenges facing the development of strategic transport infrastructures in the northerly regions of Finland and Sweden and some of the other countries in this area.

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  • 8-September-2011

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    Inland Hubs - Austria Switzerland Case Study

    The OECD’s Strategic Transport Infrastructure Needs to 2030/2050 Project explores the future opportunities and challenges facing some key gateway areas and inland hubs. Included in the project was a case study on Austria / Switzerland.

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  • 7-September-2011

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    Pension Funds Investment in Infrastructure: A Survey

    The objective of this survey-based study was to understand the main problems encountered by pension funds when investing in infrastructure. In order to do so, a brief analysis of the evolution of the infrastructure and pension fund market in each country was undertaken.

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  • 4-August-2011


    Future Global Shocks: Improving Risk Governance

    Recent global shocks, such as the 2008 financial crisis, have driven policy makers and industry strategists to re-examine how to prepare for and respond to events that can begin locally and propagate around the world with devastating effects on society and the economy.

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  • 22-July-2011


    The Space Economy at a Glance 2011

    This new edition paints an updated and richly detailed picture of the space industry, its downstream services activities, and its wider economic and social impacts.

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  • 11-July-2011

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    Case study – France’s gateway ports and inland connections

    France’s gateway ports and inland connections – meeting with MEEDDM officials

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  • 4-July-2011

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    North-West Europe Gateway Area - Port of Rotterdam Case Study

    Case Study: North West Europe Gateway Area - Rotterdam Workshop The North West Europe Gateway Area work explores the future opportunities and challenges facing the key ports in this area – and the Port of Rotterdam in particular.

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