03/05/2011 - Social Policy Ministers meeting at the OECD today agreed several common principles to promote social cohesion and limit the negative social and economic effects of widespread job and income losses during the recent recession. These included commitments to:
Ministers also invited the OECD to start new work to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of different approaches to social housing, of social policies for young people hard hit by the crisis and of social protection systems.
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