Publications & Documents


  • 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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  • 26-September-2011

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    G20 Labour Ministerial: Joint Statement by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and ILO Director-General Juan Somavia

    "200 million people are out of work worldwide, close to the peak recorded at the depth of the Great Recession" warn OECD and ILO at the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meet in Paris.

  • 13-September-2011

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    Japan: Education reform

    While Japan has achieved outstanding scores on the PISA exams, further improving educational outcomes is important to sustain growth in the face of rapid population ageing.

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  • 13-September-2011

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    Japan: Labour market reforms to improve growth and equity

    Traditional Japanese labour market practices, which benefited both workers and firms during the high-growth era, are no longer appropriate in the context of slow economic growth and rapid population ageing.

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