Switzerland should do more to help older people, especially women, work longer in order to meet the challenge of a rapidly ageing population, according to a new OECD report.
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Switzerland has high employment rates and low unemployment. The overall employment rate remained stable since the start of the crisis and stands at 79% (first quarter of 2014), the second highest in the OECD after Iceland, well above the OECD average of 65.6%. As for unemployment, among OECD countries only Japan, Korea, and Norway have lower unemployment rates.
Switzerland needs to do more to help people with mental disorders find a job or stay in work, according to a new OECD report.
Tackling mental ill-health of the working-age population is becoming a key issue for labour market and social policies in OECD countries. OECD governments increasingly recognise that policy has a major role to play in keeping people with mental ill-health in employment or bringing those outside of the labour market back to it, and in preventing mental illness. This report on Switzerland is the fifth in a series of reports looking at how the broader education, health, social and labour market policy challenges identified in Sick on the Job? Myths and Realities about Mental Health and Work (OECD, 2012) are being tackled in a number of OECD countries. It concludes that the Swiss system is well resourced to address the challenges in various policy fields; that due the involvemnet of a large number of stakeholders much needed policy coordination across different sectors is a difficult task; and that a stronger mental health focus is required in Switzerland's health, social and labour market policies.
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Krankheit, Invalidität und Arbeit: Die Schweiz sollte die Krankentagegeldversicherung für alle Arbeitnehmer obligatorisch machen und die Krankenständen systematisch messen und managen, um den Verbleib kranker Arbeitnehmer im Arbeitsmarkt zu forcieren. Zu diesem Schluss kommt der OCED-Bericht „Krankheit, Invalidität und Arbeit: Hemmnisse abbauen – Norwegen, Polen und Schweiz“, in dem die Politiken der drei Länder in Bezug auf Krankheit