Publications & Documents


  • 10-July-2009

    English

    How does decentralised minimum wage setting affect unemployment and informality? The case of Indonesia

    Our findings show that an increase in the minimum to mean wage ratio is associated with a net increase in employment: a rise in informal sector employment more than compensates for job losses in the formal sector.

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  • 9-July-2009

    English

    Intergenerational social mobility in European OECD countries

    This paper breaks new ground by providing comparable estimates of intergenerational wage and education persistence across 14 European OECD countries based on a new micro data from Eurostat.

  • 9-July-2009

    English

    Equity in student achievement across OECD countries: an investigation of the role of policies

    This paper focuses on inequalities in learning opportunities for individuals coming from different socio-economic backgrounds as a measure of (in) equality of opportunity in OECD countries and looks at the role played by policies and institutions in shaping countries’ relative positions.

  • 9-July-2009

    English

    Intergenerational social mobility

    This paper assesses recent patterns in intergenerational social mobility across OECD countries and examines the role that public policies can play in affecting such mobility.

  • 30-June-2009

    English, , 795kb

    Summary Report DevCom Workshop on MDGs and Crisis Warsaw 2009

    Summary Report DevCom Workshop on MDGs and Crisis Warsaw 2009

  • 30-June-2009

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    DEV Working Paper No 278: Are all Migrants Really Worse off in Urban Labour Markets? New empirical evidence from China

    The rapid and massive increase in rural-to-urban worker flows to the coast of China has drawn recent attention to the welfare of migrants working in urban regions, particularly to their working conditions and pay; serious concern is raised regarding pay discrimination against rural migrants.

  • 26-June-2009

    English

    The jobs crisis: the labour market and social policy responses

    Speaking at the G8 Summit Consultation with Social Partners in Rome on 26 June 2009, Mr Gurría urged the G8, BIAC, TUAC and OECD to join forces to help governments make the best use of labour market and social policies.

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  • 18-June-2009

    English

    Workshop on Migration in Central America Governance and Links to Labour Markets

    The objective of the workshop is to discuss migration issues in Central America, focusing on themes which have received only limited attention so far, namely the governance of migration and the links between migration and labour markets.

  • 18-June-2009

    English, , 805kb

    Gindling presentation

    Gindling presentation

  • 18-June-2009

    English, , 109kb

    Castillo (2000)

    Presentation Costa Rica

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