Working Papers


  • 19-September-2012

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    The German labour market: preparing for the future

    The strength of the German labour market response to the financial crisis of 2008-09 demonstrated the benefits of past labour market reforms, which raised work incentives, improved job matching and increased working hour flexibility.

  • 19-September-2012

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    Structural reforms to boost Turkey’s long-term growth

    Turkey can achieve strong sustainable growth and job creation but further reforms in the labour market, education and product markets are required for such gains to materialise.

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  • 11-June-2012

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    Promoting social cohesion in Korea

    Korea faces the challenge of reversing rising inequality while sustaining robust economic growth.

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  • 30-May-2012

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    Towards a more inclusive labour market in Hungary

    A rapid decrease in unemployment is a short-term priority to limit social problems and reduce the risk of rising structural unemployment.

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  • 4-May-2012

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    DEV Working Paper No. 312: South-South Migration in West Africa: Addressing the Challenge of Immigrant Integration

    Although South-South migrants face much of the same discrimination and integration challenges as their South-North counterparts, South-South flows need to be analysed from a different standpoint.

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  • 26-April-2012

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    Income Distribution and Poverty in Russia (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working papers, N°132)

    This publication covered a wide range of issues including: addressing poverty and income inequality;the role of wages in labour market adjustment; improving enforcement of labour laws; investing more in effective ALMPs ...

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  • 19-April-2012

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    Reducing poverty in Chile: cash transfers and better jobs

    Notwithstanding impressive progress, poverty and inequality remain high in Chile in OECD comparison, and the tax-benefit system does little to improve on this.

  • 10-April-2012

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    Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? Part 8. The drivers of labour income inequality – a literature review

    Despite a general trend of increasing labour income inequality, there have been differences in the timing, intensity and even direction of these changes across OECD countries.

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  • 27-March-2012

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    The short-term effects of structural reforms: an empirical analysis

    This paper sheds light on the impact of reforms over time, identifies the horizon over which their full effects materialise, and investigates whether such effects vary with prevailing economic conditions and institutions.

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  • 27-March-2012

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    Short-term gain or pain? A DSGE model-based analysis of the short-term effects of structural reforms in labour and product markets

    This paper explores the short-term effects of labour and product market reforms through a dynamic general equilibrium model that features endogenous producer entry, equilibrium unemployment and costly job creation and destruction.

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