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Impressive progress has been made in raising participation in early childhood education as well as tertiary educational attainment over the past 30 years. However, the inflow of poorly educated youth into the labour market is unusually heavy for a high income country.
- Economic Survey of Spain 2008
The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, in conjunction with the University of Maryland, convened this international conference on European perspectives on poverty and inequality currently scheduled to be held in Paris on March 16-17.
This paper presents an evaluation of the tax-transfer treatment of married couples in 15 EU countries using the EUROMOD microsimulation model. First, we show that many tax-transfer schemes in Europe feature negative jointness defined ...
This paper develops and applies a simple “conditional growth” framework to make long-term GDP projections for the world economy.
Poverty Reduction and Social Development - Newsletter Winter 2008/2009. In this edition: launch of Wikigender 2.0; preparing International Women's Day 2009; informal employment and the economic crisis.
The financial and economic crisis has deep implications for employment across the planet. The crisis brings to an end a period of relatively strong and sustained growth, which was accompanied by the creation of many new jobs.
Traditionally, the Norwegian compulsory education system has focused strongly on the linked goals of equal opportunities to learn, comprehensive and inclusive education.
Unemployment in South Africa is extremely high and unevenly distributed, being concentrated among young less skilled blacks.
- Economic Assessment of South Africa 2008
This chapter of the OECD’s "Handbook on Security System Reform" highlights the importance of integrating gender equality issues into SSR processes.
Shoe shine workers in Cairo, street vendors in Calcutta, badly-paid public officials driving their taxis at night in Moscow–this is informal employment. A new Development Centre study, "Is Informal Normal?", examines policy options to respond to the challenge of creating more and better job