Working Papers


19-October-2011

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Informality in Mexico

Mexico has a relatively large informal sector by OECD standards.

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13-September-2011

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Japan: Labour market reforms to improve growth and equity

Traditional Japanese labour market practices, which benefited both workers and firms during the high-growth era, are no longer appropriate in the context of slow economic growth and rapid population ageing.

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13-September-2011

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Japan: Education reform

While Japan has achieved outstanding scores on the PISA exams, further improving educational outcomes is important to sustain growth in the face of rapid population ageing.

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6-September-2011

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Redistribution Policy and Inequality Reduction in OECD Countries: What Has Changed in Two Decades? (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 122)

A range of data sources are used to assess if, and to what extent, government redistribution policies have slowed or accelerated the trend towards greater income disparities in the past 20-25 years.

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6-September-2011

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Early Maternal Employment and Child Development in Five OECD Countries (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 118)

There is a long-running debate on possible negative effects of maternal employment on child development. For the first time, this paper presents an initial comparative analysis of longitudinal data on maternal employment patterns after birth on child cognitive and behavioural development.

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28-July-2011

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Can India achieve double-digit growth?

In recent years, India has enjoyed one of the highest growth rates worldwide, weathering the global financial crisis better than many other countries.

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28-July-2011

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INDIA: Improving access and quality in the education system

Education has been given high priority by India’s central and state governments and continues to grow fast. Nevertheless, high drop-out rates and low attendance continues to be a challenge at lower levels and enrolment at higher levels remains modest by international standards.

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27-July-2011

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Activation Policies in Switzerland (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No 112)

This report examines the performance of public employment services and the effectiveness of activation strategies in Switzerland. It covers the role of the key actors in labour market policy...

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27-July-2011

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Cooking, Caring and Volunteering: Unpaid Work Around the World (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No 116)

Household production constitutes an important aspect of economic activity and ignoring it may lead to incorrect inferences about levels and changes in well-being. This paper sheds light on the importance of unpaid work.

24-June-2011

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Estonia: making the most of globalisation

Estonia has already experienced many benefits of increasing international integration, most obviously in significant convergence.

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