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  • 4-March-2008

    English

    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2008

    Going for Growth 2008 takes stock of recent progress in implementing policy reforms to improve labour productivity and utilisation that were identified as priorities in the 2007 edition.

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  • 18-December-2007

    English

    Sickness, Disability and Work (Vol. 2): Australia, Luxembourg, Spain and the United Kingdom

    Too many workers leave the labour market permanently due to health problems, and yet too many people with a disabling condition are denied the opportunity to work. This is a social and economic tragedy common to virtually all OECD countries, and an apparent paradox that needs explaining.

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  • 13-December-2007

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    Benefits and Wages 2007

    This 2007 edition of Benefits and Wages provides detailed descriptions of all cash benefits available to those in and out of work as well as the taxes they were liable to pay in 29 OECD countries from 2001 to 2005.

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  • 29-November-2007

    German

    Beruf und Familie sind in Deutschland nur schwer unter einen Hut zu bringen

    Babies and Bosses: obwohl Deutschland im OECD-Vergleich einen großen Anteil seiner Wirtschaftsleistung in die Unterstützung von Familien und Kindern investiert, leben hierzulande mehr Kinder in wirtschaftlich prekären Verhältnissen als in den meisten anderen OECD-Ländern. Ein wichtiger Grund dafür ist, dass der Staat in Deutschland für Kinder zwar vergleichsweise großzügige finanzielle Zuschüsse gewährt, aber nur in geringem Umfang

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  • 26-November-2007

    English

    Babies and Bosses - Reconciling Work and Family Life: A Synthesis of Findings for OECD Countries

    Based on OECD-wide indicators, this Babies and Bosses synthesis examines tax/benefit policies, parental leave systems, child and out-of-school-hours care support, and workplace practices that help determine parental labour market outcomes and family formation across the OECD.

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  • 19-October-2007

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    Gender and Economic Empowerment of Women

    This briefing paper was prepared jointly by the APF Support Unit and the NEPAD Secretariat. The policy messages were drawn from “Gender and Economic Empowerment in Africa”, a paper presented to the Meeting of the Africa Partnership Forum in Berlin, in May 2007.

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  • 28-September-2007

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    Boosting Austria's Innovation Performance

    This working paper discusses Austria’s innovation performance, its innovation policies, and general framework conditions for innovation and growth.

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  • 9-August-2007

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    Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion in France (Economics Department Working Paper No. 569)

    Reducing poverty and social exclusion is an important objective for all French governments. Even though conventionally measured poverty is in fact lower than in most other countries, it is still higher than can be easily accepted.

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  • 9-August-2007

    English

    Enhancing Incentives to Improve Performance in the Education System in France

    The French education system has a mixed record. A generally very successful pre school and primary school level contrasts with underfunded public universities with high dropout rates which exist alongside very successful higher education institutions for elites, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 13-June-2007

    English

    Gender equality and aid delivery: what has changed in development co-operation agencies since 1999?

    Set against the background of the changes in aid delivery, this report examines practices and institutional approaches to gender equality and women’s empowerment in OECD DAC members’ development co-operation agencies. It presents the key findings and conclusions of a study conducted in 2006.

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