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This report analyses in detail the implications of recent developments in Chile's labour market and social policy and considers the available policy options from the perspective of OECD countries’ experience.
The Indonesian labour market is segmented, with a majority of workers engaged in informal sector occupations, and earnings data are available only for formal sector workers (salaried employees). This posed problems for the estimation of earnings equations.
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The financial and economic crisis that began in 2008 has far-reaching implications for employment around the world. The slowdown in economic activity can be expected to raise unemployment, reduce international labour mobility and lead to an increase in informal employment.
"Governments need to take quick and decisive action to avoid the financial crisis becoming a fully-blown social crisis with scarring effects on vulnerable workers and low income households," OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría told G8 Labour and Employment Ministers in Rome today.
This paper addresses the causal impact of being raised in a sole parent family on child well-being across the OECD. The question is answered by a cross-OECD meta-analysis and a literature review.
This paper uses repeated cross-section data ISSP data from 1989, 1997 and 2005 to consider movements in job quality. Following a substantial fall between 1989 and 1997, subjective measures of job quality have mostly bounced back between 1997 and 2005...
This paper discusses the rationale for in-work benefits, summarises the main design features of programmes operated in OECD countries, and provides an update of what is known about their effectiveness in terms of reducing inequalities and creating employment…
This paper assesses the quantitative importance of the working-age population broken down by age, gender and education in explaining differences in employment and productivity levels across countries.
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Against the background of a stronger need for reform in the wake of the crisis, this chapter assesses the progress that each country has made over the past five years in a broad range of structural policy areas where government action could boost long-term growth.
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OECD countries have taken a wide range of measures in response to the crisis, notably in the areas of infrastructure investment, taxes, the labour market, regulatory reforms and trade policy. This chapter assesses the expected effects of these measures on long-run income levels.