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While Austria’s education system has long equipped the Austrian labour force with good vocational skills, it now faces major challenges to provide youth with new, higher and more generic skills.
On 27 June 2008, the OECD Development Centre organised a session at the 12th General Conference of EADI on "Migration and Development: Policy Coherence and Effective Partnerships".
Though labour market outcomes have improved markedly in past years, some challenges remain such as low labour force participation of the elderly, low employment rates of youth and rising labour market dualism.
This workshop is intended to generate critical feedback on ongoing work for the Development Centre’s agenda on migration, gather new insights from both academia and field practitioners and provide a platform for dialogue on key issues surrounding policy coher
This working paper suggests that while student achievement is above the OECD average in science and at the OECD average in reading and math according to the 2006 PISA study, weaker students tend to do badly by international comparison.
On 7 May 2008, experts from international organisations and policy makers met in Rabat (Morocco) to discuss ways in which to create more and better jobs.
The authorities have undertaken numerous structural reforms since the last OECD Economic Survey was published in June 2007 and many of those reforms go in the direction of the recommendations offered at that time. These efforts will have to be pursued and the momentum of reform maintained, with the greatest challenge being to raise the employment rate of youths and seniors in order to restore the health of public finances and sustain
More flexible labour markets will be a key adjustment mechanism in the current recession as well as in the medium term if Estonia is to become a knowledge-based economy.
¿Cuáles son los costes y las ventajas de las migraciones para los países en desarrollo? ¿Cómo se puede mejorar la organización de estos flujos? Esta publicación intenta aportar respuestas a estas preguntas, basándose en lo que sabemos sobre los efectos de las migraciones en el desarrollo.
Remarks by Jørgen Elmeskov, OECD Acting Chief Economist at the OECD/IMF conference on structural reform in Europe on 17 March 2008.