Working Papers


15-July-2009

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The effectiveness of education and health spending among Brazilian municipalities

This paper uses a large dataset combining census, household survey and budgetary data for nearly 4 000 Brazilian municipalities to estimate the impact of government spending on education and health outcomes.

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10-July-2009

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How does decentralised minimum wage setting affect unemployment and informality? The case of Indonesia

Our findings show that an increase in the minimum to mean wage ratio is associated with a net increase in employment: a rise in informal sector employment more than compensates for job losses in the formal sector.

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9-July-2009

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Intergenerational social mobility in European OECD countries

This paper breaks new ground by providing comparable estimates of intergenerational wage and education persistence across 14 European OECD countries based on a new micro data from Eurostat.

9-July-2009

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Equity in student achievement across OECD countries: an investigation of the role of policies

This paper focuses on inequalities in learning opportunities for individuals coming from different socio-economic backgrounds as a measure of (in) equality of opportunity in OECD countries and looks at the role played by policies and institutions in shaping countries’ relative positions.

9-July-2009

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Intergenerational social mobility

This paper assesses recent patterns in intergenerational social mobility across OECD countries and examines the role that public policies can play in affecting such mobility.

30-June-2009

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DEV Working Paper No 278: Are all Migrants Really Worse off in Urban Labour Markets? New empirical evidence from China

The rapid and massive increase in rural-to-urban worker flows to the coast of China has drawn recent attention to the welfare of migrants working in urban regions, particularly to their working conditions and pay; serious concern is raised regarding pay discrimination against rural migrants.

9-June-2009

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Towards a Framework for Assessing Family Policies in the EU (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 88)

This report presents the results of a first attempt to create a framework for assessing the performance of national family policies. The report is part of a joint EU and OECD project, which aims to help the EU Government Expert Group on Demographic Issues in evaluating national family policies.

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15-May-2009

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Employment - productivity trade-off and labour composition

This paper formalises the analysis of the employment-productivity trade-off by extending the framework developed by Gordon (1997) to account for labour heterogeneity.

11-May-2009

English

Labour market flexibility in Estonia: what more can be done?

This paper discusses options for removing the remaining barriers that impede worker reallocation across jobs, sectors, and regions into more productive activities.

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10-April-2009

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Child Well-being and Sole Parent Family Structure in the OECD: An Analysis (Employment, Social and Migration Working paper No. 82)

This paper addresses the causal impact of being raised in a sole parent family on child well-being across the OECD. The question is answered by a cross-OECD meta-analysis and a literature review.

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