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Over the past decade, the gap in GDP per capita relative to the United States has widened in a number of countries, including the large continental European economies and Japan. The gap is linked to lower hours worked per capita, lower output levels per hour worked, or both. This chapter describes broad trends in economic performance since the mid-1990s and summarises structural policy priorities for all member countries to enhance
This new publication, Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth, takes stock of the progress made made in implementing policy reforms and suggests priorities for the future reform agenda in each member country.
If parents cannot achieve their desired work/family life balance, economic development is curtailed, through reduced labour supply by parents.
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Retirement incentives contained in old-age pensions and other social transfer programmes explain a sizeable share of past declines and current differences between countries in older males’ participation in the labour force. OECD Economics Studies No. 37.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, ch. VII. After nearly fifteen years of transition, the countries of Central Europe have entered the European Union on 1 May 2004. This chapter examines the consequences of this event for the four acceding countries that are members of the OECD (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovak Republic).
This book demonstrates some of the pitfalls associated with services liberalisation but none the less recommends perseverance and even acceleration of the reforms.
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This guide is intended for policy and operational staff in government and development organisations who are involved in sector wide approaches (SWAPs). It is based on a number of case studies examining the experience of sector wide programmes in ...
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 70, Chapter 5. This chapter examines various efficiency and equity aspects of post-secondary education and training.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 68, Chapter 5. The OECD has recently revised its procedures fo estimating the NAIRU - rate of unemployment consistent with stable inflation.
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Chapter 7 of the OECD Economic Outlook No. 67. The past three years have been marked by favourable conditions in labour marketsin most Member countries.