Helped by reforms, well-being in Mexico has improved over the last 5 years. The share of informal workers fell by 3% points, giving more workers access to stable incomes, training opportunities, financial services, health care and pension coverage.
Fully unleashing the country's potential and lifting productivity also in the sectors that are lagging behind requires a comprehensive programme to improve the skills of all Mexicans, both at school and in the labour market. Such investment will also contribute to reducing inequalities of income and opportunity, which constitute one of the key obstacles for Mexico’s development.
The migration of millions of Mexicans to cities in recent decades has not brought the economic benefits it could have with better urban planning. More flexible housing policy and closer co-ordination between housing and infrastructure projects could keep people closer to jobs and services and reduce the high share of homes lying empty in Mexico, according to a new OECD report.
This report evaluates the recent performance of North American labour markets (Canada, Mexico, United States) and their prospects from an internationally comparative perspective. It addresses how the labour market in each country weathered the global economic and financial crisis as well as the key long-term labour market challenges.
The OECD Mexico Centre serves as regional contact in Latin America for the full range of OECD activities, from the sales of publications, to inquiries from the media, to liaison with governments, parliaments, business, labour and civil society.
This document sets out when Mexico joined the OECD, what its permanent delegation does, and the benefits of OECD membership.