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The labour market situation in Japan has strongly improved since the end of the Great Recession. The employment rate of those aged between 15 and 74 years reached 69.2% in the first quarter of 2018, its highest level since 1968. These developments are largely the result of rising labour force participation of women and older workers working on non-regular contracts.
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A broken social elevator? Key findings for Japan
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壊れた社会的流動性エレベーター？ 社会的流動性を向上させるには 他国と比べて日本は?
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Japan had the 24th lowest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2017. The country occupied the same position in 2016. The average single worker in Japan faced a tax wedge of 32.6% in 2017 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.
The 2017 OECD R&D tax incentive country profiles provide detailed information on the design features and cost of tax provisions used by countries to incentivise R&D performance by businesses, reporting on both long-term and recent trends.