Why are some policy reforms implemented while others languish? This new report aims to answer this important question by looking backwards -- at 20 structural reform efforts in 10 OECD countries, during the past two decades. This page presents the principle messages of the study.
Drawing on a wide range of data sources, this book constructs and analyses different indicators of child well-being across the OECD covering six key areas: material well‑being; housing and environment; education; health and safety; risk behaviours; and quality of school life.
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Deutschland gibt viel Geld für Kinder aus, erzielt in vielen Bereichen aber nur unterdurchschnittliche Ergebnisse. Finanzielle Unterstützung für Familien so hoch wie in kaum einem anderen OECD-Land – Ausbau von Kinderbetreuung und frühkindlicher Erziehung sollte weiter vorangetrieben werden.
Society at a Glance – Asia/Pacific Edition 2009 offers a concise quantitative overview of social trends and policies across Asia-Pacific economies.
This report analyses the main challenges for labour market and social policies in Slovenia and considers the available policy options from the perspective of OECD countries' experience. Slovenia has one of the most equal income distributions in the world and a tradition of social dialogue. However, its unemployment insurance and employment service system are not sufficient to deal effectively with the present economic crisis and the
This report analyses the implications of recent developments in Chile's labour market and social policy and considers the available policy options from the perspective of OECD member&
Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.
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This is the Executive Summary of the Publication "Is Informal Normal? Towards More and Better Jobs in Developing Countries". Please read the long abstract for more information on the content of the publication.
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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 Finland.
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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 Japan.