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This working paper examines the performance of the Public Employment Service (PES) and the effectiveness of the activation strategies in Ireland.
Over the past years, labour market conditions in Norway have been better than elsewhere in the OECD area, reflecting strong economic and productivity growth. But the the labour market is now affected by the global financial and economic crisis and the significant decline in oil and gas prices.
The age of retirement of employees should be raised by eliminating mandatory retirement and phasing out the retirement allowance. Active labour market policies should focus on policies to expand human capital rather than wage subsidies.
Increasing productivity growth in the service sector, which accounts for 67% of employment and 58% of value added in Korea, is essential to sustain high potential growth.
Impressive progress has been made in raising participation in early childhood education as well as tertiary educational attainment over the past 30 years. However, the inflow of poorly educated youth into the labour market is unusually heavy for a high income country.
This paper presents an evaluation of the tax-transfer treatment of married couples in 15 EU countries using the EUROMOD microsimulation model. First, we show that many tax-transfer schemes in Europe feature negative jointness defined ...
This paper develops and applies a simple “conditional growth” framework to make long-term GDP projections for the world economy.
Unemployment in South Africa is extremely high and unevenly distributed, being concentrated among young less skilled blacks.
Traditionally, the Norwegian compulsory education system has focused strongly on the linked goals of equal opportunities to learn, comprehensive and inclusive education.
The analyses included in the report show that there are big socio-economic differences in mortality, especially for men, and they appear to have become bigger over time.