Policy Briefs

  • 2-March-2016

    English, PDF, 377kb

    Policy Brief: Parental leave: Where are the fathers?

    All OECD countries, except the United States, provide nationwide paid maternity leave. Over half also offer paternity leave to fathers right after childbirth. By enabling fathers to take on a greater share of the childcare burden, parental leave can support women’s careers.

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  • 1-December-2015


    Pension Policy Notes and Reviews

    The Pension Policy Notes summarise the main features of countries’ pension systems and the policy challenges each of them faces and the Pension Policy Reviews provide an in-depth analysis of the different components of countries’ pension systems.

  • 30-November-2015

    English, PDF, 367kb

    Brazil Policy Brief: Improving Policies to Reduce Inequality and Poverty

    Income inequality in Brazil has steadily decreased since the early 2000s. Further progress in reducing inequality requires a policy package built on three pillars: promoting inclusive employment, improving the redistributive effectiveness of the tax and benefit system and investing more into education and skills.

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  • 10-June-2015

    English, PDF, 355kb

    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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  • 6-May-2015

    English, PDF, 405kb

    Focus on Minimum wages after the crisis: Making them pay (PDF, 12-pages)

    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.

  • 31-March-2015

    English, PDF, 354kb

    Sweden Policy Brief: Achieving Greater Equality of Opportunities and Outcomes for All

    Sweden’s level of income inequality is low by international standards but has steadily increased since the mid-1980s, faster than in any other OECD country. Reversing the increase in inequality requires a policy package built on three pillars.

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  • 9-décembre-2014

    Français, PDF, 656kb

    Focus - Inégalités et croissance

    Le creusement généralisé des inégalités de revenu a conduit à s’inquiéter de leurs conséquences potentielles pour nos sociétés et nos économies. De récentes recherches de l’OCDE révèlent que toute amplification de ces inégalités fait chuter la croissance économique. L’une des raisons en est que les plus défavorisés se trouvent moins à même d’investir pour s’instruire.

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  • 19-juin-2014

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  • 28-March-2014


    Unfinished business - Women and Girls Front and Centre Beyond 2015

    Gender equality and women’s rights are essential to achieving the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It is time to back up political promises with action and resources. Increased investments in five key areas will have catalytic effects on the lives of women and girls, and accelerate development progress beyond 2015.

  • 4-March-2014

    English, PDF, 1,185kb

    Financing the unfinished business of gender equality and women’s rights: priorities for the post-2015 framework – Technical Brief

    This technical paper analyses investments by OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors in six policy areas that are priorities for the post-2015 development agenda because of their catalytic impact on achieving gender equality and women’s rights.

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