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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.

8-November-2011

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Findings from the Gender Equality Module of the 2011 Paris Declaration Monitoring Survey

Twenty-four of the developing countries that undertook the 2011 Paris Declaration Monitoring Survey chose to also pilot the survey’s gender equality module. Read the full report here.

2-November-2011

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G20 Leaders Summit: Preparatory L20 Meeting

The jobs crisis has three particularly worrying aspects. First, the risk of unemployment becoming entrenched is more and more real in a number of G20 countries. Second, the crisis impacts disproportionately on youth. Finally, growing inequality threatens to affect social cohesion and the living standards of vulnerable families and individuals. To deal with these threats, job creation must be restarted quickly, accompanied by stronger

31-October-2011

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Pre-G20 Event: Growing Economies through Women’s Entrepreneurship

At this pre-G20 Event 'Growing Economies through Women’s Entrepreneurship', A. Gurría declared that 'Girls and women represent 3.3 billion ways to change this world. This is the lemma from this year’s G20 Girls Summit. It is also a powerful truth. We need to unleash this potential.'

27-October-2011

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Is the European Welfare State Really More Expensive? Indicators on Social Spending, 1980-2012; and a Manual to the OECD Social Expenditure Database (SOCX) (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No 124)

This paper first presents information on trends and composition of social expenditure as in the OECD Social Expenditure database for the years 1980 – 2007 as well as estimates from 2008 – 2012.

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27-October-2011

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Social Expenditure Database (SOCX)

SOCX presents information on trends and composition of social expenditure across the OECD from 1980 to 2009 and estimates for 2010-2013. This version also includes estimates of net total social spending for 2009 for 30 OECD countries.

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19-October-2011

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Informality in Mexico

Mexico has a relatively large informal sector by OECD standards.

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12-October-2011

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Better measures, better policies, better lives

The recent surge in social movements is a clear call for an economy with a more human face. Reconciling long-term economic growth and people’s well-being can be achieved if structural policies focus on what matters most to people in advanced and less-advanced economies alike, said Angel Gurría.

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12-October-2011

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OECD launches new report on measuring well-being

A new OECD report, How's Life, offers a comprehensive picture of what makes up people’s lives in 40 countries worldwide. This is part of the OECD’s ongoing effort to devise new measures for assessing well-being that go beyond GDP.

10-October-2011

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Addressing the social impact of the crisis

Urgent action must be taken by the governments to tackle high unemployment and growing inequality. Good-quality social policies, particularly those addressed to the most vulnerable, should be seen as sound investments to promote economic growth and well-being, according to Angel Gurría.

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