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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.
William White, Chair, OECD Economic and Development Review Committee on tackling imbalances and avoiding another crisis.
The deep scars of the crisis can be relieved through appropriate policy action, particularly in competition, jobs, taxes and financial services. This would bolster long-term growth too.
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Special Chapter from Economic Outlook 87, May 2010
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The "Atlas of Gender and Development: How Social Norms Affect Gender Equality in Non-OECD Countries" was launched during the International Workshop "Gender Equality and Progress of Societies" on 12 March 2010.
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This note is taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010.