Read about our groundbreaking report on inequality - In it Together: Why less inequality benefits all - as well as our recent work on tackling harmful alcohol use. You can also find here all our work on employment, migration, health and social policy over the last few months, as well as highlights from this summer's OECD Forum which addressed the theme "Investing in the future: people, planet, prosperity”.
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Evidence from the OECD Wealth Distribution Database for 18 OECD countries highlights large differences in wealth holdings across OECD countries. Moreover, wealth inequality is much larger than income inequality due to financial assets that are very unequally distributed and mainly accrue to top income and top wealth households.
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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.
Le monde répare encore les dégâts que la crise a occasionnés aux perspectives de l’emploi et à l’égalité sociale. Les gouvernements s’efforcent de créer non seulement plus d’emplois, mais aussi des emplois de meilleure qualité. Un nouveau cadre de l’OCDE les aide à définir la « qualité de l’emploi » et à évaluer l’efficacité de leurs politiques.
C'est autour de cette thématique principale "Libérer l'investissement pour une croissance durable et l'emploi" que la Réunion 2015 du Conseil au niveau des Ministres (RCM) aura lieu au siège de l'OCDE, à Paris, les 3 et 4 juin 2015, sous la présidence des Pays‑Bas, et la vice-présidence de la Corée, de la France et de la République tchèque.
For years now we have been underlining the toll that inequality takes on people’s lives. And I am proud of the contribution that the OECD has made in recent decades, putting inequality at the heart of the political and economic debate. This report proposes concrete policy solutions to promote opportunities for more inclusive growth.
Today the OECD unveils its Better Life Index (BLI) in Italian. The BLI is an interactive online platform that offers important insights into how people perceive their own well-being and quality of life. For the first time, Italians will be able to access this instrument in their own language and find out how Italy compares to 35 other countries around the world across 11 dimensions of well-being.
The recent riots in Baltimore following the death of Freddy Gray bring a tragic focus, once again, on inequality. Maryland’s largest city, Baltimore is a perfect laboratory to study it, thanks in part to the superb comparative statistics the city keeps. OECD Insights Blog.
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In November 2014, the G20 Leaders committed to reduce the gender labour force participation gap by 25% by 2025, as a collective commitment at G20 level. As an input to that decision, the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers issued a Declaration which included this issue and set forth 11 policy areas for potential action. This note proposes options and approaches for tracking the Leaders’ commitment to reduce the gender gap.
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Three out of four OECD countries use minimum wages, and supporting low-wage earners is widely seen as important for promoting inclusive growth. This policy brief considers three aspects that are central for a balanced assessment of policy choices: The cost of employing minimum-wage workers, their take-home pay, and the number of workers affected.