Publications & Documents


  • 18-February-2009

    English

    Raising education outcomes in Spain

    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.

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  • 16-February-2009

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    Measuring Poverty, Income Inequality, and Social Exclusion: Lessons from Europe - Joint OECD/University of Maryland International Conference

    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.

  • 4-February-2009

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    An Evaluation of the Tax-Transfer Treatment of Married Couples in European Countries (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 76)

    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 ...

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  • 3-February-2009

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    Long-run GDP growth framework and scenarios for the world economy

    This paper develops and applies a simple “conditional growth” framework to make long-term GDP projections for the world economy.

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  • 27-January-2009

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    Realising South Africa’s employment potential

    Unemployment in South Africa is extremely high and unevenly distributed, being concentrated among young less skilled blacks.

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  • 27-January-2009

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    Making the most of Norwegian schools

    Traditionally, the Norwegian compulsory education system has focused strongly on the linked goals of equal opportunities to learn, comprehensive and inclusive education.

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  • 22-January-2009

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    Security System Reform: Integrating Gender Awareness and Equality

    This chapter of the OECD’s "Handbook on Security System Reform" highlights the importance of integrating gender equality issues into SSR processes.

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  • 21-January-2009

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    Is Informal Normal? Towards More and Better Jobs in Developing Countries

    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

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  • 12-December-2008

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    Sickness, Disability and Work (Vol. 3): Denmark, Finland, Ireland and the Netherlands

    This third report in the OECD series Sickness, Disability and Work looks specifically at the cases of Denmark, Finland, Ireland and the Netherlands, and highlights the roles of institutions and policies.

  • 27-November-2008

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    Handbook on constructing composite indicators: methodology and user guide

    A guide for constructing and using composite indicators for policy makers, academics, the media and other interested parties. In particular, this handbook is concerned with indicators which compare and rank country performance.

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