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  • 25-November-2009

    English

    Happiness and Age Cycles - Return to Start...? On the Functional Relationship between Subjective Well-being and Age (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 99)

    Previous happiness research has explicitly assumed that subjective well-being is U-shaped in age. This paper sheds new light on this issue testing several functional forms...

  • 28-October-2009

    English

    Inequality and Well-Being in OECD Countries: What do we know?

    This paper considers the relationship between actual inequality, desired inequality and overall social well-being, focussing on the evidence from OECD countries over the past two decades. It was presented at www.oecdworldforum2009.org.

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  • 27-octobre-2009

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    Tracer le chemin du progrès, créer des perspectives, améliorer la vie

    Lors d'un discours-programme prononcé à l'occasion du 3ème Forum mondial de l’OCDE « Statistiques, connaissances et politiques », M. Angel Gurría a prévenu qu'à moins de développer une nouvelle génération de statistiques afin de mesurer le progrès social et le bien-être, il existe un risque non-négligeable que les gens ne fassent plus confiance aux institutions, ni à la capacité des pouvoirs publics à résoudre leurs problèmes.

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  • 13-October-2009

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    Income Distribution and Subjective Happiness: A Survey (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 96)

    This survey summarises the insights that the new literature based on subjective data has shed on the issue of income inequality and income comparisons. It reviews the various channels that relate income distribution and subjective well-being.

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  • 9-October-2009

    English

    IZA/OECD Workshop: Economic Crisis, Rising Unemployment and Policy Responses: What Does It Mean for the Income Distribution?

    IZA and OECD jointly organize a workshop on February 8 and 9, 2010, in Paris on assessing the impact of the current economic crisis on employment status and incomes at the household level.

  • 16-September-2009

    English

    The Welfare Effects of Social Mobility (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 93)

    This paper analyses whether a socially mobile society is conducive to subjective well-being. Using socio-demographic information in 30 OECD countries from the World Values Survey, this study shows that living in a socially mobile society is conducive to individual life satisfaction.

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  • 1-septembre-2009

    Français

    Il faut consacrer davantage d’argent à la petite enfance, selon l’OCDE

    Les États doivent accroître leurs dépenses au titre des enfants de moins de six ans afin de réduire les inégalités sociales et de permettre à tous d’être plus heureux, selon le premier rapport de l’OCDE qui ait jamais été écrit sur le bien être des enfants dans ses 30 pays membres.

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  • 13-August-2009

    English

    OECD reveals evolving social trends in Asia-Pacific

    Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific Edition 2009 looks at social trends and policy developments in Asia-Pacific countries, using indicators similar to those in OECD’s recently published Society at a Glance 2009 (focused on OECD economies).

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  • 13-August-2009

    English

    Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific Edition 2009

    Society at a Glance – Asia/Pacific Edition 2009 offers a concise quantitative overview of social trends and policies across Asia-Pacific economies.

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  • 11-August-2009

    English

    How Expensive is the Welfare State? Gross and Net Indicators in the OECD Social Expenditure Database (SOCX) (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 92)

    This paper presents information on trends and composition of social expenditure across the OECD. This paper also accounts for the effects of the tax system and private social expenditure.

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