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

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    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 9-July-2009

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    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.

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  • 26-June-2009

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    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.

  • 9-June-2009

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    Towards a Framework for Assessing Family Policies in the EU (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 88)

    This report presents the results of a first attempt to create a framework for assessing the performance of national family policies. The report is part of a joint EU and OECD project, which aims to help the EU Government Expert Group on Demographic Issues in evaluating national family policies.

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  • 25-May-2009

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    OECD research on Child Well-being

    The purpose of this consultation is to develop a shared understanding of a set of data that countries should monitor in order to inform policies for children’s well-being.

  • 15-May-2009

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    Employment - productivity trade-off and labour composition

    This paper formalises the analysis of the employment-productivity trade-off by extending the framework developed by Gordon (1997) to account for labour heterogeneity.

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  • 14-May-2009

    English

    High-Level Forum on Sickness, Disability and Work: Addressing Policy Challenges in OECD Countries, 14-15 May 2009

    A High-Level Forum on Sickness, Disability and Work: Addressing Policy Challenges in OECD Countries will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on 14-15 May 2009.

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  • 11-May-2009

    English

    Labour market flexibility in Estonia: what more can be done?

    This paper discusses options for removing the remaining barriers that impede worker reallocation across jobs, sectors, and regions into more productive activities.

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