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  • 17-December-2012


    Lack of support for motherhood hurting women’s career prospects, despite gains in education and employment, says OECD

    Progress has been made in narrowing the gender gap in pay, especially in employment, over the past decade but much remains to be done in many countries. Women pay a high price for motherhood, with steep childcare costs and taxes deterring many from working more, according to a new OECD report.

  • 15-November-2012


    Public social spending rising in most OECD countries

    Public social spending has increased to 22% of GDP on average across the OECD in 2012, up from 19% in 2007. Rising spending-to-GDP ratios are due to a combination of governments increasing expenditure on social supports as unemployment and income support benefits but also because of GDP stagnating or declining in many countries.

  • 22-May-2012


    Tackle gender gap to boost growth, says OECD

    Breaking down barriers to gender equality in education, employment and entrepreneurship would create new sources of economic growth and help make better use of everyone’s skills, according to a new OECD report.

  • 5-March-2012


    Gender: Only one in ten board members of top companies are women, finds OECD

    Women are still under-represented in top corporate jobs, despite efforts in many countries to promote their participation on boards, according to new OECD data.

  • 12-December-2011


    ОЭСР: экономика России восстанавливается, но процесс модернизации необходимо ускорить

    По мнению ОЭСР Российской Федерации, необходимо стимулировать процесс модернизации экономики для обеспечения долгосрочного развития страны и решения проблем, связанных с неравномерным распределением доходов.

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  • 12-December-2011


    The Russian economy is recovering, but faster modernisation needed, OECD says

    The Russian Federation must further modernise its economy to meet long-term development and income inequality challenges, according to the OECD. A combination of sound macroeconomic management, improved business climate, effective social policies and greater energy efficiency is required.

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  • 5-December-2011


    Society: Governments must tackle record gap between rich and poor, says OECD

    The gap between rich and poor in OECD countries has reached its highest level for over over 30 years, and governments must act quickly to tackle inequality, according to a new OECD report.

  • 12-October-2011


    OECD launches new report on measuring well-being

    A new OECD report, How's Life, offers a comprehensive picture of what makes up people’s lives in 40 countries worldwide. This is part of the OECD’s ongoing effort to devise new measures for assessing well-being that go beyond GDP.

  • 26-September-2011


    G20 Labour Ministerial: Joint Statement by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and ILO Director-General Juan Somavia

    "200 million people are out of work worldwide, close to the peak recorded at the depth of the Great Recession" warn OECD and ILO at the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meet in Paris.

  • 24-May-2011


    OECD Launches Your Better Life Index

    How do you define a better life? Your Better Life Index is a new interactive tool that lets you measure and compare well-being across 34 countries, based on 11 dimensions: housing, income, jobs, community, education, environment, governance, health, life satisfaction, safety, work-life balance.

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