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21-October-2008

English

Growing Unequal? Income Distribution and Poverty in OECD Countries

Has income inequality increased over time? Who has gained and who has lost in this process? Has this process affected all OECD countries uniformly? These are some of the questions addressed in this OECD report that compares poverty and income distribution in 30 countries.

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14-July-2008

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Economic Survey of Brazil 2009: Making government operations more cost-effective

Despite considerable progress in many areas, there remains substantial scope for making government operations more cost-effective. Brazil spends a high share of GDP on selected government financed programmes in relation to many OECD countries and its emerging-market peers, but outcome indicators are often comparatively poor. As a result, in the absence of efficiency gains, further increases in spending would need to be financed

2-July-2008

English

Economic Survey of Austria 2009: Lifting growth potential through further product and labour market reforms

Stimulating competition, innovation and investment in services and fostering the employment of low-skilled workers would help increase potential output and social cohesion.

2-July-2008

English

Economic Survey of Austria 2009: Re-inventing the education system

While Austria’s education system has long equipped the Austrian labour force with good vocational skills, it now faces major challenges to provide youth with new, higher and more generic skills.

1-July-2008

English

Economic Survey of Slovenia 2009: Improving the functioning of the labour market

Though labour market outcomes have improved markedly in past years, some challenges remain such as low labour force participation of the elderly, low employment rates of youth and rising labour market dualism.

28-April-2008

English

Economic Survey of France 2009: Progress in labour market and other reforms

The authorities have undertaken numerous structural reforms since the last OECD Economic Survey was published in June 2007 and many of those reforms go in the direction of the recommendations offered at that time. These efforts will have to be pursued and the momentum of reform maintained, with the greatest challenge being to raise the employment rate of youths and seniors in order to restore the health of public finances and sustain

20-April-2008

English

Economic Survey of Estonia 2009: Increasing flexibility and reducing segmentation of the labour market

More flexible labour markets will be a key adjustment mechanism in the current recession as well as in the medium term if Estonia is to become a knowledge-based economy.

26-March-2008

Spanish

Coherencia de políticas para el desarrollo 2007 - Migración y países en desarrollo

¿Cuáles son los costes y las ventajas de las migraciones para los países en desarrollo? ¿Cómo se puede mejorar la organización de estos flujos? Esta publicación intenta aportar respuestas a estas preguntas, basándose en lo que sabemos sobre los efectos de las migraciones en el desarrollo.

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6-March-2008

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Gender and Sustainable Development: Maximising the Economic, Social and Environmental Role of Women

This report summarises the OECD's cross-cutting work on gender and aims to increase understanding of the role of women in maintaining the three pillars – economic, social and environmental – of sustainable development.

4-March-2008

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Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009 - United States Country Note

This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2008 priorities for the United States.

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