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  • 14-May-2018

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    Is the Last Mile the Longest? Economic Gains from Gender Equality in Nordic Countries

    Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, commonly known as the Nordic countries, have been leaders in the development of modern family and gender policy, and the explicit promotion of gender equality at home, at work, and in public life. Today, on many measures, they boast some of the most gender-equal labour markets in the OECD.
    This report shows that improvements in gender equality have contributed considerably to economic growth in the Nordic countries. Increases in female employment alone are estimated to account for anywhere between roughly 0.05 and 0.40 percentage points to average annual GDP per capita growth – equivalent to 3 to 20% of total GDP per capita growth over the past 50 years or so, depending on the country.
    The Nordic countries are closer than most to achieving gender equality in the labour market. But the last mile may well prove to be the longest one. To make further progress, a continued assessment of the effectiveness of existing public policies and workplace practices is needed. Only with resolve and a continued focus can Nordic countries ensure that men and women contribute to their economies and societies in gender equal measure.
     
  • 14-May-2018

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    2018 OECD Social Policy Forum and Ministerial Meeting

    On May 15th 2018, Ministers responsible for Social Policy in over 35 OECD and partner countries will meet in Montréal to exchange their views on their countries’ challenges, opportunities, and best practices in social protection in a Ministerial meeting entitled Social Policy for Shared Prosperity: Embracing the Future.

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  • 14-May-2018

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    The Future of Social Protection: What works for non-standard workers?

    Rapid and deep technological changes driven by the digital revolution, together with globalisation and demographic changes, are creating many new job opportunities but also new challenges. In particular, these transformations are contributing to the rise in non-standard forms of employment – self-employment, temporary work, and ‘independent contracting’.

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  • 11-May-2018

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Montreal on 13-15 May 2018

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in Montreal from 13 to 15 May 2018 to attend the OECD Ministerial Meeting on Social Policy where he delivered remarks on Social Policy for Shared Prosperity: Embracing the Future and the OECD Policy Forum where he delivered remarks on The Future of Social Protection.

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  • 7-May-2018

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    OECD Conference on wealth inequalities: measurement and policies, 26 April 2018

    This one-day conference brings together researchers, policy-makers and stakeholders from across the OECD to discuss the evidence on the nature of inequalities in the distribution of household wealth, their implications for society and the challenges for policy-makers that they raise.

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  • 14-March-2018

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    Empowering women in the digital age: Where do we stand?

    New digital tools are empowering, and can serve to support a new source of inclusive global economic growth. Now is the time to take use the digital transformation to ensure it represents a leapfrog opportunity for women and a chance to build a more inclusive digital world. This brochure represents a preliminary effort by the OECD, working with the G20, to broaden the evidence base.

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  • 14-March-2018

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    Korea should speed up job market and social protection reforms to strengthen inclusive growth

    Korea’s economy has progressed rapidly over the past 40 years, catching up with the level of well-being in most OECD countries. It now needs to continue and speed up the reforms of its labour market in order to strengthen its social safety net, create better quality jobs and boost inclusive growth, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 8-March-2018

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    OECD launches Toolkit to help governments advance on gender equality goals

    The OECD has launched an initiative for International Women’s Day to help governments, parliaments and judiciaries to design gender-sensitive public policies and services and accelerate their efforts to enable equal access for women in public decision making.

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  • 7-March-2018

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    Latvia should raise basic pension to reduce pensioner poverty

    Latvia should strengthen old-age safety nets and raise the basic state pension in order to reduce pensioner poverty, especially among women, and address the challenge of a fast declining population, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 1-March-2018

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    Lithuania needs to address its demographic challenge and boost job quality

    Lithuania’s economy has recovered strongly from the global financial crisis, with GDP, wages and employment levels back up to their pre-crisis levels. The country should now focus on tackling the demographic challenge of a fast-declining population and making the job market more inclusive, according to a new OECD report.

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