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This note, taken from Chapter 2 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2006, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2005 priorities for the Netherlands. In addition to passing of legislation or other decisions to implement reforms, the note records earlier stages of reform, such as government announcements and draft legislation presented to parliaments.
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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 review analyses the key issues facing each of the Baltic States - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania - given its specific economic and social trends.
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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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This paper examines the key problems in measuring productivity, provides guidance on how to address these issues, and discusses the appropriate use and interpretation of productivity indicators. OECD Economic Studies No. 33.
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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.