• 20-April-2011

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    Persistence of high unemployment: what risks? what policies?, Economics Department Policy Note No. 5

    Aggregate demand policies have a role to play in supporting the economic recovery and stimulate jobs. Enhancing vocational training is desirable, even if beefing-up such programmes may be difficult in countries facing large budget deficits or with limited training infrastructure.

  • 11-April-2011

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    Women’s Economic Empowerment - Issues paper

    Women’s economic empowerment is a prerequisite for sustainable development and for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. At the same time, it is also a right. Learn more in this issues paper.

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  • 7-April-2011


    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2011

    Going for Growth 2011 takes stock of recent progress in implementing policy reforms to improve labour productivity and utilisation that were identified as priorities in the 2010 edition.

  • 4-April-2011


    Society at a Glance 2011 - OECD Social Indicators

    Society at a Glance offers a concise overview of quantitative social trends and policies across the OECD. This 2001 edition includes a wide range of social indicators - including for the major emerging economies - and features a special chapter on unpaid&

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  • 4-April-2011


    Maintaining Momentum: OECD Perspectives on Policy Challenges in Chile

    To inform the current policy debate in Chile and present an economic assessment with concrete recommendations and policy options, this report provides a detailed analysis of the overall Chilean economic situation.

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  • 21-March-2011


    Clone: Benefits and Wages: Country specific files

    Replacement rates (gross and net), country specific files, models and calculator from Benefits and Wages 2007, which provides detailed descriptions of all cash benefits available to those in and out of work as well as the taxes they were liable&

  • 24-November-2010


    Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers - A Synthesis of Findings across OECD Countries

    Too many workers leave the labour market permanently due to health problems or disability, and too few people with reduced work capacity manage to remain in employment. This report, the last in the OECD series Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers, synthesises the project’s findin

  • 11-November-2010


    Country Reviews of Labour Market and Social Policies

    This series of country-specific reviews of labour makret and social policies examines policies and institutions and makes recommendations for improvements.

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  • 31-October-2010


    Distributional Consequences of Labor Demand Adjustments to a Downturn: A Model-Based Approach with Application to Germany 2008-09 (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 110)

    Macro-level changes can have substantial effects on the distribution of resources at the household level. While it is possible to speculate about which groups are likely to be hardest-hit, detailed distributional studies are still largely backward-looking.

  • 25-October-2010


    Tackling Inequalities in Brazil, China, India and South Africa : The Role of Labour Market and Social Policies

    Greater integration into the world economy and important policy reforms have resulted in Brazil, China, India and South Africa becoming major actors in the globalisation process, with impressive results in terms of economic growth, social development and poverty reduction. But the benefits of stronger growth have not always been shared equally and income inequality has remained at very high levels.

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