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  • 25-May-2016

    English

    Towards a more productive, inclusive world

    Despite nearly a decade of policy efforts, the global economy remains in the repair shop. The legacies of the crisis are still very much present: weak growth, persistently high unemployment in several countries, faltering trade and investment and a profound loss of public confidence and trust. Any prospect of a strong upturn in advanced or emerging economies has dimmed in the past year.

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  • 23-May-2016

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    What dads can do for gender equality

    Prince William did it, Justin Timberlake did it, and so did David Cameron and Mark Zuckerberg. All four took paternity leave to spend time with babies George, Charlotte, Silas, Florence and Max. These trailblazers are great role models in combining family and work–at least when a new baby arrives–but men around the world are still too slow in following their example.

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  • 23-May-2016

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    Family-friendly governance in response to demographic challenges

    In Hungary, young people want to have bigger families, but concerns over issues like housing and striking a work-life balance appear to be obstacles. In response, the government has introduced a range of family-friendly policies–a vital step in helping families fulfil their dreams and in meeting the challenge of a rapidly ageing population.

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  • 20-May-2016

    English

    Inequality and urban growth

    This year London’s population overtook its historical high of 8.6 million reached at the outset of the Second World War, bucking the trend of many European and North American cities, which have experienced only slight, or even negative, growth.

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  • 19-May-2016

    English

    Understanding the battle against extremism

    Whoever has a hammer sees every problem as a nail. Those in the security business tend to see the answer to radicalism and terrorism in military might, and those in the financial business in cutting flows of money.

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  • 17-May-2016

    English

    The productivity and equality nexus

    Productivity growth has slowed since the crisis and inequality of income and opportunity has been getting worse. Could they be impacting each other?

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  • 11-May-2016

    English

    All on board to increase productivity for a more inclusive world

    For Chile, it is a great honour and opportunity to chair the 2016 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting. It is an opportunity to celebrate Chile’s first five years as a member of the OECD and is yet another demonstration of the increasing relevance of emerging and developing economies, which today account for more than half of world GDP.

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  • 25-avril-2016

    Français

    Toujours plus ! : gestion de fortune et creusement des inégalités dans le monde

    Nous savons combien la situation des inégalités patrimoniales dans le monde est affligeante, mais que savons-nous de ceux qui en sont responsables ? Selon Oxfam, 1 % de la population mondiale détient plus que les autres 99 %. On peut donc se demander qui, ou ce qui, enrichit tant les riches et appauvrit tant les pauvres.

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  • 7-septembre-2015

    Français

    L’économie des classes moyennes

    En 2014, les États-Unis ont enregistré le plus grand nombre de création d’emplois annuelle depuis les années 1990 et ce mouvement, le plus long jamais observé, s’est prolongé en 2015. Depuis deux ans, les salaires réels augmentent de 1,4 % par an, plus de deux fois plus vite que lors de la dernière reprise.

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  • 3-septembre-2015

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    Podium : Qui aide les aidants ?

    Une carrière continue est la clé d’une bonne retraite. Trop souvent, cependant, des travailleurs doivent s’interrompre pour s’occuper de leurs proches. Sans protection appropriée de la part de l’État ou de l’employeur, ils risquent de perdre non seulement de précieuses années de salaire, mais aussi des trimestres de retraite, tout en s’occupant de leurs proches malades ou handicapés sans toucher de revenus.

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