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12-January-2012

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Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? Part 2. The distribution of labour income

This paper explores the role of macroeconomic factors and structural policies in shaping the distribution of labour income.

12-January-2012

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Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? Part 4. Top incomes

Over the past decades, top incomes have soared, especially in the English-speaking countries. Despite a considerable amount of research on top income developments, there is still substantial disagreement about the causes for their rapid increase.

12-January-2012

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Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? Part 7. The drivers of labour earnings inequality – An analysis based on conditional and unconditional quantile regressions

Unconditional and conditional quantile regressions are used to explore the determinants of labour earnings at different parts of the distribution and, hence, the determinants of overall labour earnings inequality.

19-December-2011

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Employment Protection Legislation and Plant-Level Productivity in India

Using plant-level data from the Annual Survey of Industries for the fiscal years 1998-99 through 2007-08, this study provides plant-level cross-state/time-series evidence of the impact of employment protection legislation on total factor productivity¨and labour productivity in India.

14-December-2011

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Improving educational outcomes in Slovenia

Overall, the education system fares well by international comparison. Slovenia has one of the highest shares of the population aged 25 to 64 to have completed at least upper secondary education, and ranks high in international educational achievement tests.

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7-December-2011

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Structural reforms to reduce unemployment and restore competitiveness in Ireland

After a recession of historic proportions, an export-led recovery is gaining traction in Ireland. The pace of recovery, however, varies sharply across sectors.

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25-November-2011

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Reassessing the NAIRUs after the crisis

The financial crisis has resulted in a substantial increase in unemployment in the OECD.

19-October-2011

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Informality in Mexico

Mexico has a relatively large informal sector by OECD standards.

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13-September-2011

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Japan: Labour market reforms to improve growth and equity

Traditional Japanese labour market practices, which benefited both workers and firms during the high-growth era, are no longer appropriate in the context of slow economic growth and rapid population ageing.

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13-September-2011

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Japan: Education reform

While Japan has achieved outstanding scores on the PISA exams, further improving educational outcomes is important to sustain growth in the face of rapid population ageing.

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