Publications & Documents


  • 26-April-2012

    English

    Income Distribution and Poverty in Russia (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working papers, N°132)

    This publication covered a wide range of issues including: addressing poverty and income inequality;the role of wages in labour market adjustment; improving enforcement of labour laws; investing more in effective ALMPs ...

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  • 25-April-2012

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    Promoting Social Cohesion in Japan

    Given the high debt level, large-scale increases in social spending are not affordable. Instead, Japan needs to focus on the underlying cause of rising equality and poverty through structural reforms that can provide a double dividend by boosting economic growth and social cohesion.

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  • 19-April-2012

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    Reducing poverty in Chile: cash transfers and better jobs

    Notwithstanding impressive progress, poverty and inequality remain high in Chile in OECD comparison, and the tax-benefit system does little to improve on this.

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  • 10-April-2012

    English

    Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? Part 8. The drivers of labour income inequality – a literature review

    Despite a general trend of increasing labour income inequality, there have been differences in the timing, intensity and even direction of these changes across OECD countries.

  • 30-March-2012

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    Benefits and Wages: Statistics

    The project "Benefits and Wages" addresses the complicated interactions of tax and benefit systems for different family types and labour market situations and their impact on household incomes and financial work incentives.

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  • 27-March-2012

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    The short-term effects of structural reforms: an empirical analysis

    This paper sheds light on the impact of reforms over time, identifies the horizon over which their full effects materialise, and investigates whether such effects vary with prevailing economic conditions and institutions.

  • 27-March-2012

    English

    Short-term gain or pain? A DSGE model-based analysis of the short-term effects of structural reforms in labour and product markets

    This paper explores the short-term effects of labour and product market reforms through a dynamic general equilibrium model that features endogenous producer entry, equilibrium unemployment and costly job creation and destruction.

  • 13-March-2012

    English

    Work incentives and recent reforms of the tax and benefit system in Hungary

    Reducing the extent of inactivity and promoting labour supply is essential to foster labour market outcomes in Hungary in the medium term.

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  • 7-March-2012

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    OECD Journal: Economic Studies 2010. Equity in Student Achievement Across OECD Countries: An Investigation of the Role of Policies

    This paper focuses on inequalities in learning opportunities for individuals coming from different socio-economic backgrounds as a measure of (in)equality of opportunity in OECD countries.

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  • 7-March-2012

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    OECD Journal: Economic Studies 2010. Intergenerational Social Mobility in OECD Countries

    This paper assesses recent patterns of intergenerational social mobility across OECD countries and examines the role that public policies can play.

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