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  • 16-January-2013

    English, PDF, 522kb

    Reforming policies for the business sector to harvest the benefits of globalisation in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands has strongly benefited from globalisation, which boosted international trade, cross-border investment and economic growth over the latest decades.

  • 17-December-2012


    Lack of support for motherhood hurting women’s career prospects, despite gains in education and employment, says OECD

    Progress has been made in narrowing the gender gap in pay, especially in employment, over the past decade but much remains to be done in many countries. Women pay a high price for motherhood, with steep childcare costs and taxes deterring many from working more, according to a new OECD report.

  • 17-December-2012


    Closing the Gender Gap: Act Now!

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría gave opening remarks at the launch of the OECD report, "Closing the Gender Gap: Act Now!"

  • 17-December-2012


    Gender Publication - Closing the Gender Gap: Act Now

    This report from the OECD Gender Initiative is designed to inform, share policy experiences and good practices, and help governments promote gender equality in education, employment and entrepreneurship. It looks at the state of play from a gender perspective across all three issues, examines how and why inequalities have developed, and which obstacles must be overcome to move towards greater equality.

  • 10-December-2012


    Women in work: The Norwegian experience

    An interview with Sigbjørn Johnsen, Minister of Finance, Norway. High female participation in the workforce has a decisive effect on a country’s performance, as Norway shows.

  • 28-November-2012


    Demographic Change and Local Development - Shrinkage, Regeneration and Social Dynamics

    This report highlights the issues faced by local areas against the backdrop of policies or planning models that have directed local development in the past decades (e.g. introduction of new industries such as information technology/bio-technology following the de-industrialisation of mining/manufacturing industries) but today appear less suitable than expected to ensure the sustainability of local development.

  • 15-November-2012


    Public social spending rising in most OECD countries

    Public social spending has increased to 22% of GDP on average across the OECD in 2012, up from 19% in 2007. Rising spending-to-GDP ratios are due to a combination of governments increasing expenditure on social supports as unemployment and income support benefits but also because of GDP stagnating or declining in many countries.

  • 9-November-2012


    Seminar on "Measuring progress towards gender equality: where do we stand?"

    The OECD Development Centre is co-organising, with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, a seminar on "Measuring progress towards gender equality: where do we stand?" in Stockholm, Sweden.

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  • 8-October-2012


    OECD social policy statistics portal

    This page presents the key statistical areas of work covered by the Social Policy Division

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  • 17-September-2012

    French, PDF, 3,475kb

    France: Promouvoir la croissance et la cohésion sociale

    Ce document présente les principales recommandations de l'OCDE pour la France dans des domaines essentiels tels que la croissance et l’emploi (efficacité des services publics, système financier, innovation, fonctionnement des marchés des produits et du travail, éducation, retraites, réforme fiscale, croissance verte et agriculture) et la justice sociale (santé, logement, famille, jeunesse, intégration).

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