Publications & Documents


  • 10-May-2012

    English

    Discrimination against women persists around the globe hampering development

    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).

  • 10-May-2012

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    SIGI 2012 Brochure

    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.

  • 9-May-2012

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    SIGI 2012 Press Release

    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).

  • 4-May-2012

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    DEV Working Paper No. 312: South-South Migration in West Africa: Addressing the Challenge of Immigrant Integration

    Although South-South migrants face much of the same discrimination and integration challenges as their South-North counterparts, South-South flows need to be analysed from a different standpoint.

  • 3-May-2012

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  • 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

    English

    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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