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.
This policy brief is a first attempt at setting out the employment and social-policy tools at governments’ disposal to counter the economic and social impact of the Covid-19 crisis. It is accompanied by an overview table of countries’ policy responses, available online, which will be continuously updated.
Violence against women remains a global pandemic. Worldwide, more than one out of three women have experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. Join OECD Ministers and other global leaders at the OECD in Paris on 5-6 February 2020 to discuss how to prevent, address, and eradicate violence against women.
One indicator of retirement behaviour that abstracts from more general factorsaffecting the level of participation rates is the average effective age at which older workers withdraw from the labour force
The workshop is organised by the OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs