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List of main projects, publications and datasets, by the OECD Social Policy divison: income inequality, family & children, gender, housing, youth, pensions, social indicators, social protection expenditure & recipients, tax & benefit systems, etc.
Evidence on income distribution and poverty in OECD countries since the mid-80s, using data that correct for many of the features that limit cross-country and intertemporal comparisons in this field.
SOCX presents information on trends and composition of social expenditure across the OECD from 1980 to 2017/18 and estimates for 2018-2019 as well as estimates of net total social spending.
Eligibility criteria for benefit recipients determine what claimants need to do to successfully claim benefits initially or to continue receiving them. This webpage provides data on activity-related eligibility criteria, including benefit registration procedures, job-search reporting requirements and monitoring procedures, the definition of suitable work, and sanction rules.
Mental illness is a growing problem in society and is increasingly affecting productivity and well-being in the workplace. This project challenges some of the myths around mental health.
Gini coefficients, poverty rates, income, etc. Incomes are more equally distributed and fewer people are poor where social spending is high: the Nordic countries and western European countries, such as Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands...
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Building on information from the OECD Tax-Benefit Models and the OECD Family Database, this policy brief looks at childcare costs, their effect on financial incentives to work, and the barriers parents with very young children face when trying to avoid and escape poverty. The brief includes a discussion of policy options for making childcare more affordable.