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“Rising inequality is not an inevitable trend. Better labour market and social policies for both men and women are key to tackling this serious threat,” said Mr. Gurría at the OECD’s Social Policy Ministerial meeting, chaired by Ms. von der Leyen, Germany’s Minister of Labour and Social Affairs.
“The global recovery is gathering momentum but this progress will not bear fruits if governments fail to tackle the social crisis,” said Mr. Gurría at the opening of the Ministerial Meeting of the OECD’s Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Committee.
Poverty in households with children is rising in nearly all OECD countries...
Doing Better for Families webpage in German.
Drawing on a wide range of sources, this book constructs and analyses different indicators of family well-being across the OECD covering the followong key areas: family policy tools; fertility trends; parental employment; sole-parent families; child well-being; child maltreatment.
Nearly two years after production began to recover from the worst recession to have hit OECD countries since the 1930s, the labour market situation remains a major preoccupation.
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Aggregate demand policies have a role to play in supporting the economic recovery and stimulate jobs. Enhancing vocational training is desirable, even if beefing-up such programmes may be difficult in countries facing large budget deficits or with limited training infrastructure.
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Women’s economic empowerment is a prerequisite for sustainable development and for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. At the same time, it is also a right. Learn more in this issues paper.
Going for Growth 2011 takes stock of recent progress in implementing policy reforms to improve labour productivity and utilisation that were identified as priorities in the 2010 edition.
Australia faces the mutually reinforced challenges of boosting labour supply and promoting social inclusion. Labour underutilisation is especially prevalent among groups such as lone parents, people with disability, and Indigenous Australians.
- Economic Survey of Australia 2010