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27-April-2011

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Society : Safeguard social support for poorest families, says OECD’s Gurría

Poverty in households with children is rising in nearly all OECD countries...

17-March-2011

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Pension reforms must deliver affordable and adequate benefits, warns OECD

Recent reforms will still be insufficient to cover increased pension costs in the future, despite increases in retirement ages in half of OECD countries, according to a new OECD report.

27-May-2010

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OECD Factbook 2010 focuses on causes and consequences of crisis

The data and a range of other indicators of the crisis and its aftermath can be found in the OECD’s Factbook 2010, an annual digest of economic, social and environmental statistics.

10-February-2010

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Obstacles to social mobility weaken equal opportunities and economic growth, says OECD study

It is easier to climb the social ladder and earn more than one’s parents in the Nordic countries, Australia and Canada than in France, Italy, Britain and the United States, according to a new OECD study.

27-October-2009

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Gurría calls for ‘new generation’ of statistics to reinforce public confidence in government

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has warned that unless a new generation of statistics is developed to measure social progress and well-being, people may lose confidence in institutions and in the capacity of governments to address their problems.

6-October-2009

English

OECD World Forum in Busan to explore new ways to measure and foster progress

Assessing the progress and failings of our societies requires a far broader set of measures than just economic indicators.

14-September-2009

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OECD welcomes experts’ call on need for new measures of social progress

The OECD is ready to play a key role in helping to implement the recommendations of a commission of international experts on new ways of measuring well-being and progress, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said.

1-September-2009

English

Spend early on children, says OECD

Governments should invest more money on children in the first six years of their lives to reduce social inequality and help all children, especially the most vulnerable, have happier lives, according to the OECD’s first ever report on child well-being in its 30 member countries.

13-August-2009

English

OECD reveals evolving social trends in Asia-Pacific

Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific Edition 2009 looks at social trends and policy developments in Asia-Pacific countries, using indicators similar to those in OECD’s recently published Society at a Glance 2009 (focused on OECD economies).

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23-June-2009

English

Crisis highlights the need for sweeping pension reforms, says OECD

Governments must continue reforms to ensure that public and private retirement income provision is socially as well as financially sustainable, according to a new OECD report.

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