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9-December-2014

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Inequality hurts economic growth, finds OECD research

Reducing income inequality would boost economic growth, according to new OECD analysis. This work finds that countries with lower income inequality grow faster than those with higher inequality.

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9-December-2014

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Focus on Inequality and Growth

Widespread increases in income inequality have raised concerns about their potential impact on our societies and economies. New OECD research shows that when income inequality rises, economic growth falls. One reason is that poorer members of society are less able to invest in their education. Tackling inequality can make our societies fairer and our economies stronger.

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8-December-2014

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Income Inequality and Poverty

Evidence on income distribution and poverty in OECD countries since the mid-80s, using data that correct for many of the features that limit cross-country and intertemporal comparisons in this field.

8-December-2014

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Economic stagnation compounds demographic pressure on pension systems, says OECD

Low growth, low interest rates and low returns on investment linked to the slow global economy are now compounding the problems of population ageing for both public and private pension systems, according to a new OECD report.

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3-December-2014

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Making economic growth more socially inclusive in Germany

While past labour market reforms have been successful in terms of employment, the relative poverty risk and income inequality have remained broadly unchanged in recent years.

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1-December-2014

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OECD's Gurria congratulates President Obama on taking action to address the unsustainable situation of undocumented immigrants

On the occasion of the OECD High Level Policy Forum on Migration taking place on December 1 and 2 2014, Secretary General Angel Gurria congratulates President Obama on taking action to address the unsustainable situation of undocumented immigrants.

1-December-2014

English

Shifts in migration underline need for policy reform, says OECD

The increasing number of people moving within the European Union is driving the rise in migration registered in OECD countries, after several years of decline caused by the crisis. High skilled migration and humanitarian movements to OECD countries are also increasing. Migration policies need to keep pace with these changes, according to a new OECD report.

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25-November-2014

English, Excel, 623kb

Economic Outlook Annex Tables: Wages, costs, unemployment and inflation

Statistical Annex tables in Excel format from OECD Economic Outlook. This file includes tables on compensation per employee in the business sector; labour productivity in the business sector; unemployment rates: commonly used definitions; standardised unemployment rates; labour force, employment and unemployment; GDP deflators; private consumption deflators; consumer prices indices; and oil and other primary commodity markets.

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25-November-2014

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EO Annex Tables: Key Supply-Side Data

Statistical Annex tables in Excel format from OECD Economic Outlook. This file includes tables on mmployment rates, participation rates and labour force; potential GDP, employment and capital stock; and structural unemployment, wage shares and unit labor costs.

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24-November-2014

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Social Expenditure Database (SOCX)

SOCX presents information on trends and composition of social expenditure across the OECD from 1980 to 2011 and estimates for 2012-2014 as well as estimates of net total social spending.

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