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  • 24-November-2016

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    Income Inequality Update 2016 - Income inequality remains high in the face of weak recovery (6-page PDF)

    New OECD data show that: Income inequality remains at record-high levels in many countries despite declining unemployment and improving employment rates; Higher-income households benefited more from the recovery than those with middle and lower incomes; Redistribution, which cushioned the impact of the crisis in early years, has been weakening during the recovery in a majority of countries.

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  • 21-November-2016

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    2nd Meeting of Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth

    The OECD, the City of Paris and the Ford Foundation will host its second meeting in the fight against rising inequality in cities. The event will include sessions open to the public, drawing Mayors, business leaders, experts and policy makers, in addition to thematic workshops where our Champion Mayor will take to the stage to discuss subjects from affordable housing to integrating migrants and refugees.

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  • 21-November-2016

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    Job Creation and Local Economic Development 2016

    This second edition of Job Creation and Local Economic Development examines how national and local actors can better work together to support economic development and job creation at the local level. It sheds light on a continuum of issues – from how skills policy can better meet the needs of local communities to how local actors can better engage employers in apprenticeships and improve the implementation of SME and entrepreneurship policy. It includes international comparisons that allow local areas to take stock of how they are performing in the marketplace for skills and jobs. It also includes a set of country profiles featuring, among other things, new data on skills supply and demand at the level of OECD sub-regions (TL3).

  • 20-October-2016

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    Social Expenditure Database (SOCX)

    SOCX presents information on trends and composition of social expenditure across the OECD from 1980 to 2013/14 and estimates for 2014-2016 as well as estimates of net total social spending.

  • 14-October-2016

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    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría presents new OECD studies with economic and social recommendations to Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

    Economic and social reforms undertaken over the past two decades have driven Peruvian efforts to achieve sustainable economic growth and important reductions in poverty. Against a context of weak global growth, Peru will need to diversify its economy, boost skills, reinforce productivity across the labour force and unleash the potential of all regions in order to spur more inclusive national growth.

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  • 13-October-2016

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    Cities will become inequality traps without better housing, transport policies

    Governments should rethink city housing, transport and other urban systems to ensure that fast-growing cities do not become inequality traps, according to a new OECD report showing that a majority of cities have higher levels of inequality than the national average.

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  • 19-September-2016

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    Refugee crisis: Enough words, now it is time for action

    This article by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría addresses the refugee crisis, encouraging governments to seize the opportunity that refugees bring for our economies and societies.

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  • 16-June-2016

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    Regional inequalities worsening in many countries

    Income inequality is worsening within many countries, and regional disparities in housing, safety and air quality inside countries are also growing wider in many cases, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 31-May-2016

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    New ‘nexus’ approach needed to tackle productivity and inequality challenges, says OECD report

    Declining productivity growth and rising inequality are two of the biggest obstacles to improved economic performance, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 31-May-2016

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    Refugees are not a burden but an opportunity

    When nearly a million Vietnamese “boat people” fled their country in the late 1970s and early 1980s and sought refuge elsewhere, they were typically seen as a burden and often turned away. Eventually, many were allowed to settle in the US. Most arrived speaking little or no English and with few assets or relevant job skills. Yet Vietnamese refugees are now more likely to be employed and have higher incomes than people born in the US.

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