• 15-April-2019


    Liberal Democratic Party of Japan: Seminar on “Empowering Women”

    As championed by Prime Minister Abe, the role of women in public life is crucial for a prosperous economy and sustainable inclusive growth. Better gender balance among politicians promotes inclusive policymaking and boosts trust in government. To increase women’s representation in politics, it is vital that parties themselves are inclusive and promote female candidates during elections.

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  • 3-December-2018


    OECD/Korea Policy Centre – Health and Social Policy Programmes

    The OECD/Korea Policy Centre fosters the exchange of technical information and policy experiences relating to the Asia Pacific region in areas such as health statistics, pension reforms and social policy and expenditure.

  • 29-May-2017


    Investing in Youth: Japan

    The present report on Japan is the seventh report in the Investing in Youth series. In three statistical chapters, the report provides an overview of the labour market situation of young people in Japan, presents a portrait of young people who are not in employment, education or training (the NEETs) and analyses the income situation of young people in Japan. Two policy chapters provide recommendations on how Japan can improve the school-to-work transition of disadvantaged young people, and on how employment, social and training programmes can help the NEETs find their way back into education or work.Earlier reviews in the same series have looked at youth policies in Brazil (2014), Latvia and Tunisia (2015), Australia, Lithuania and Sweden (2016).
  • 11-May-2017


    A Decade of Social Protection Development in Selected Asian Countries

    Over the past ten years economic growth in Asia has contributed to a reduction of poverty as well as fertility rates, and greater prosperity has contributed to gains in life expectancy. However, at present many workers still work in informal employment, frequently for long hours at little pay and without social protection coverage. A growing demand for social support, extending the coverage of social protection benefits and improving the job quality of workers will be among Asia’s major challenges in future. This report considers these challenges, providing policy examples from countries to illustrate good practice, including Bangladesh, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore and Viet Nam.
  • 15-septembre-2015


    Assainir les finances publiques tout en promouvant la cohésion sociale au Japon

    Avec une dette publique brute de 226 % du PIB, le Japon se trouve dans une situation budgétaire sans précédent, qui met en péril son économie. Le Japon a besoin d'un programme d'assainissement budgétaire précis et crédible, prévoyant des mesures spécifiques d'accroissement des recettes et de maîtrise des dépenses, afin de renouer avec la viabilité budgétaire.

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  • 10-June-2015

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    Japan Policy Brief: Greater Gender Equality for More Inclusive Growth

    To achieve greater gender equality in employment and more inclusive growth, Japan needs to change the workplace culture and ensure that the tax and social security systems do not reduce work incentives for second earners in households.

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  • 8-April-2014


    From growing inequalities to inclusive growth

    OECD analysis shows that income inequality has been on the rise in most OECD countries since the 1980s, which often means growing exclusion in the labour market, lower intergenerational social mobility, and greater polarisation in educational and health outcomes.

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  • 31-mars-2014


    L’égalité hommes-femmes peut stimuler l’économie

    Dans tous les pays, il est difficile de concilier activité professionnelle et vie de famille, mais cela est d’autant plus vrai au Japon. Encore plus qu’ailleurs dans l’OCDE, les Japonais et les Japonaises doivent choisir entre famille et travail. Les hommes choisissent le travail, les femmes moins, mais dans l’ensemble, les naissances sont rares et l’emploi des femmes est trop faible.

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  • 5-novembre-2013


    Évaluer le coût humain de la crise : l'OCDE souligne combien il importe d’investir dans le bien-être

    Selon une nouvelle étude publiée par l'OCDE, la crise économique mondiale a eu d’importantes répercussions sur le bien-être des populations, qui s’étendent bien au-delà des suppressions d’emplois et de la perte de revenus puisqu’elles influent sur la satisfaction des individus à l’égard de leur vie et sur leur confiance dans les pouvoirs publics.

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  • 25-April-2012


    Promoting Social Cohesion in Japan

    Given the high debt level, large-scale increases in social spending are not affordable. Instead, Japan needs to focus on the underlying cause of rising equality and poverty through structural reforms that can provide a double dividend by boosting economic growth and social cohesion.

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