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Maintaining high participation and employment in the face of the recent recession and a rapidly ageing population are major challenges for policy makers in Finland.
William White, Chair, OECD Economic and Development Review Committee on tackling imbalances and avoiding another crisis.
The deep scars of the crisis can be relieved through appropriate policy action, particularly in competition, jobs, taxes and financial services. This would bolster long-term growth too.
The transition paths from plan to market have varied markedly across countries.
The data and a range of other indicators of the crisis and its aftermath can be found in the OECD’s Factbook 2010, an annual digest of economic, social and environmental statistics.
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Special Chapter from Economic Outlook 87, May 2010
The OECD Factbook is the best-selling, innovative title from the OECD. It provides a global overview of today’s major economic, social and environmental indicators, presenting them clearly and concisely, and in a range of user-friendly formats.
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Introductory Remarks by John Martin at the OECD/EUROPEAN UNION HIGH-LEVEL CONFERENCE - Inequality in Emerging Economies: What Role for Labour Market and Social Policies?