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3-February-2010

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A pause in the growth of inequality in China?

In recent years, policymaking in China has put increasing emphasis on stemming the growth in inequality, which had been fairly steep since the 1980s.

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3-February-2010

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Providing greater old-age security in China

With ongoing migration of the younger cohorts to urban areas, the increase in the old-age dependency ratio will be even more pronounced in rural than in urban areas.

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3-February-2010

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China’s labour market in transition: job creation, migration and regulation

Over the past decade, the share of jobs not controlled by the state has increased considerably, whilst employment in agriculture has declined, against the backdrop of ongoing urbanisation.

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1-February-2010

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DEV Working Paper No. 287: Why do so many women end up in bad jobs? A cross-country assessment

There is an increasing concern in the development community about the increase in the ‘feminisation of bad jobs’ of many developing countries. Indeed, recent analysis shows a growing proportion of women are in jobs with poor working conditions and low pay. But what is driving this phenomenon?

21-January-2010

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DEV Working Paper No. 285: The emerging middle class in developing countries

The shift in global goods production towards Asia is well documented. But global consumer demand has so far been concentrated in the rich economies of the OECD. Will that also shift towards Asia as these countries get richer?

20-January-2010

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Joint release of OECD Economic Survey of Israel and Review of Israel’s Labour Market and Social Policy

Israel’s economy has shown resilience during the global recession, but more active education and employment policies – particularly targeted at minority groups – are needed to bolster its economic performance and bridge deep divisions within its society, according to Angel Gurría.

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20-January-2010

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Trends in South African Income Distribution and Poverty since the Fall of Apartheid (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 101)

This report presents a detailed analysis of changes in poverty and inequality since the fall of Apartheid, and the potential drivers of such developments. National survey data used show that South Africa’s high aggregate level of income inequality increased between 1993 and 2008...

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20-January-2010

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Doing Better for Children: Presentation to the Polish Parliamentary Social Policy Committee

Presentation of child well-being indicators in Poland compared to selected OECD countries, policies for the under age 3’s, effects of sole-parenthood on child outcomes, intergenerational inequality and policy recommendations to enhance child well-being.

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19-January-2010

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Presentation of the Labour Market and Social Policy Review of Israel

Israel has enjoyed strong economic growth over the last decades but the fruits of this growth have not been equally shared amongst the country’s rapidly growing population, warned the OECD Secretary-General.

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