News Release


27-October-2009

English

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

English

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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8-April-2009

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Press Release - Is Informal Normal

Paris, 8 April 2009.- Informal employment is at record levels worldwide with severe consequences for poverty in poor countries, according to Is Informal Normal?, a new report by the OECD Development Centre.

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3-March-2009

English

OECD tracks gender inequality in developing countries

In many countries, tradition and culture pose obstacles to women’s economic development, so understanding their impact is a key to effective development policies.

7-March-2008

English

OECD promotes the economic and social benefits of gender equity

Family-friendly workplace practices and attention to gender equity in hiring and management help to improve productivity and economic performance, OECD studies show.

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

15-November-2006

German, , 16kb

Weitere Reformen würden das schweizerische Sozialsystem stärken

Krankheit, Invalidität und Arbeit: Die Schweiz sollte die Krankentagegeldversicherung für alle Arbeitnehmer obligatorisch machen und die Krankenständen systematisch messen und managen, um den Verbleib kranker Arbeitnehmer im Arbeitsmarkt zu forcieren. Zu diesem Schluss kommt der OCED-Bericht „Krankheit, Invalidität und Arbeit: Hemmnisse abbauen – Norwegen, Polen und Schweiz“, in dem die Politiken der drei Länder in Bezug auf Krankheit

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