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  • 13-October-2009

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    Income Distribution and Subjective Happiness: A Survey (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 96)

    This survey summarises the insights that the new literature based on subjective data has shed on the issue of income inequality and income comparisons. It reviews the various channels that relate income distribution and subjective well-being.

  • 9-October-2009

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    IZA/OECD Workshop: Economic Crisis, Rising Unemployment and Policy Responses: What Does It Mean for the Income Distribution?

    IZA and OECD jointly organize a workshop on February 8 and 9, 2010, in Paris on assessing the impact of the current economic crisis on employment status and incomes at the household level.

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  • 16-September-2009

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    The Welfare Effects of Social Mobility (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 93)

    This paper analyses whether a socially mobile society is conducive to subjective well-being. Using socio-demographic information in 30 OECD countries from the World Values Survey, this study shows that living in a socially mobile society is conducive to individual life satisfaction.

  • 16-September-2009

    English, Excel, 309kb

    Policy Brief: In-Work Poverty: What can Governments do?

    While work is often the best pathway out of poverty, employment does notalways guarantee an adequate living standard. At the outset of the currenteconomic downturn, the risk of in-work poverty was significant in mostOECD countries.

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  • 16-September-2009

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    Policy Brief: Helping Workers Weather the Economic Storm

    The world economy is in a severe economic downturn with potentiallydire consequences for workers and their families. The ultimate dimensionsof this crisis are not yet known, but it is already clear that it will be thedeepest recession of the post-war era for the OECD area.

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  • 1-September-2009

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    Spend early on children, says OECD

    Governments should invest more money on children in the first six years of their lives to reduce social inequality and help all children, especially the most vulnerable, have happier lives, according to the OECD’s first ever report on child well-being in its 30 member countries.

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  • 13-August-2009

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    OECD reveals evolving social trends in Asia-Pacific

    Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific Edition 2009 looks at social trends and policy developments in Asia-Pacific countries, using indicators similar to those in OECD’s recently published Society at a Glance 2009 (focused on OECD economies).

  • 13-August-2009

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    Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific Edition 2009

    Society at a Glance – Asia/Pacific Edition 2009 offers a concise quantitative overview of social trends and policies across Asia-Pacific economies.

  • 11-August-2009

    English

    How Expensive is the Welfare State? Gross and Net Indicators in the OECD Social Expenditure Database (SOCX) (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 92)

    This paper presents information on trends and composition of social expenditure across the OECD. This paper also accounts for the effects of the tax system and private social expenditure.

  • 10-August-2009

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    Should Pension Systems Recognise "Hazardous and Arduous Work"? (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 91)

    Special pensions for workers in hazardous or arduous jobs have long been a feature of the pension landscape and, recently, they are the subject of a great deal of debate. This paper discusses the incidence, structure and justification of these special pension schemes in OECD countries.

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