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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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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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7-October-2011

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Joint OECD consultation on Child Well-being 2011

The purpose of this consultation is to develop a shared understanding of a set of data that countries should monitor in order to inform policies for children’s well-being.

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7-October-2011

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Integrated Services and Housing Consultation, November 2012

The purpose of this consultation is to develop a shared understanding of a set of data that countries should monitor in order to inform policies for children’s well-being.

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5-October-2011

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OECD Debate at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Tackling the employment challenge and the rise in inequality, the most urgent issues for policy-makers, could be achieved within the current public budgets by using more in-work benefits, or improving equal access and quality of education and training said Angel Gurría.

27-September-2011

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G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting (26/09/2011)

Policies that promote job creation, better job opportunities and well-functioning social safety nets are crucial for helping the many who are still struggling to find jobs. These policies are not just spending items in a strained public budget. They are a vital social investment for the future, to help move our economies onto a path of sustainable economic growth and well-being.

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