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In Israel, income inequality has risen substantially over the past three decades, from already high levels. To reverse this trend, policy makers should promote high quality and inclusive education, but also labour-market and social-policy measures.
Meeting of National Economic Research Organisations, OECD Headquarters, 18 June 2012
A rapid decrease in unemployment is a short-term priority to limit social problems and reduce the risk of rising structural unemployment.
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Investment and growth in OECD economies are increasingly driven by knowledge-based capital (KBC). In many OECD countries, firms now invest as much or more in KBC as they do in physical capital such as machinery, equipment and buildings.
How to design appropriate policies to strengthen growth and make it inclusive and sustainable over time? The policy issues highlighted in this volume - financial development,social policies, innovation, regulation and political economy issues - are relevant to all countries.
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Breaking down barriers to gender equality in education, employment and entrepreneurship would create new sources of economic growth and help make better use of everyone’s skills, according to this new OECD report.
Breaking down barriers to gender equality in education, employment and entrepreneurship would create new sources of economic growth and help make better use of everyone’s skills, according to a new OECD report.
As governments and international organisations grapple with an increasingly turbulent economic climate and rising frustration and disquiet among citizens, they require fresh thinking and inspiring ideas. In developing strategies to restore long-term economic growth and employment, policy-makers must ensure that they respond to public demands for a fairer and more inclusive society. The challenge for this year's Forum is clear: how can
Social and legal discrimination against women remains a major obstacle to economic development in emerging and developing countries, according to the latest edition of OECD’s Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI).
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This document sets out a summary of the 2012 SIGI framework and methodology, the overall rankings for 2012, analysis for each region and an overview of how the SIGI can be used.