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