Labour markets, human capital and inequality

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  • Economic Survey of Japan 2015 OECD対日審査報告書2015年版

    Greater labour market flexibility and mobility in Japan would boost innovation and productivity. Breaking down labour market dualism is essential to reduce inequality, which is driven by large wage gaps between regular and non-regular workers.

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  • Economic Survey of France 2015

    The complex labour code, inefficient labour courts and various rules restrict labour market flexibility and penalise the most vulnerable workers, especially the young.

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  • Economic Survey of Sweden 2015

    Poor educational outcomes are linked to low attractiveness of the teaching profession, deficiencies in teacher education and a lack of support for struggling students. Limited labour market flexibility hampers access to jobs for young people with low qualifications and immigrants, although temporary contracts are a stepping stone into the labour market.

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