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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 11-May-2009

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    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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  • 10-April-2009

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    Inequality, Poverty and Social Policy: Recent Trends in Chile (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 85)

    This report aims to outline the main trends in income distribution and poverty in Chile, as well as the role of social policy in these areas.

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