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  • 4-March-2008

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    Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers Sweden - Will the recent reforms make it?

    This single-country report in the OECD series Sickness, Disability and Work explores some of the reasons behind this phenomena in Sweden and the potential of its innovative recent and ongoing reforms.

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  • 18-December-2007

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    Sickness, Disability and Work (Vol. 2): Australia, Luxembourg, Spain and the United Kingdom

    Too many workers leave the labour market permanently due to health problems, and yet too many people with a disabling condition are denied the opportunity to work. This is a social and economic tragedy common to virtually all OECD countries, and an apparent paradox that needs explaining.

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  • 13-December-2007

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    Benefits and Wages 2007

    This 2007 edition of Benefits and Wages provides detailed descriptions of all cash benefits available to those in and out of work as well as the taxes they were liable to pay in 29 OECD countries from 2001 to 2005.

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  • 27-February-2007

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    Facing the Future: Korea's Family, Pension and Health Policy Challenges

    This summary study looks at existing Korean family, health and pension policies from an international perspective and considers them in view of the emerging policy challenges in Korea. It was presented at a policy forum on Low fertility and Ageing Society, in September 2006 in Seoul.

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  • 7-November-2006

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    Sickness, Disability and Work (Vol. 1): Norway, Poland and Switzerland

    This first report in a new OECD series on sickness, disability and work explores the possible factors behind this paradox. It looks specifically at the cases of Norway, Poland and Switzerland, and highlights the role of institutions and policies. A range of reform recommendations is put forward.

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  • 14-May-2006

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    The OECD Statistics Brief No.11 May 2006 - Alternative Measures of Well-being

    The OECD, in common with many other organisations, has normally measured material living standards in member countries in terms of the level and growth of gross domestic product (GDP). But clearly, policy makers do not focus single-mindedly on GDP. They rather seek to enhance the overall well-being of citizens, today and in the future, taking into account other factors such as distributional concerns and environmental quality.

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