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As ageing populations put more downward pressure on economic growth in the coming decades, it is essential that OECD countries improve labour market performance. This edition of OECD's annual report on labour markets brings the reader not only detailed information
on recent labour market developments, but also in‐depth analysis of the effects of various policy measures and prospects through 2007. The analysis includes coverage of labour markets in OECD Countries as well as in Brazil, China, India
and Russia; labour market policies and productivity; the vulnerability of OECD workers in the global economy, and the employment effect of financing social protection. This book includes StatLinks, URLs which link statistical tables and graphs to Excel spreadsheets
on the internet.
Editorial: Addressing the Globalisation ParadoxChapter 1. Labour Markets in Brazil, China, India, and Russia and Recent Labour Market Developments and Prospects in OECD CountriesChapter 2. More Jobs but Less Productive?
The Impact of Labour Market Policies on ProductivityChapter 3. OECD Workers in the Global Economy: Increasingly Vulnerable?Chapter 4. Financing Social Protection: The Employment EffectChapter 5. Activating the Unemployed: What Countries Do?Statistical
Annex‐Standardised Unemployment Rates‐Employment/Population Ratios, Activity and Unemployment Rates‐Employment/Population Ratios, Activity and Unemployment Rates by Selected Age Groups‐Employment/Population Ratios, Activity and Unemployment
Rates by Educational Attainment‐Incidence and Composition of Part‐Time Employment‐Earnings Dispersion, Gender Wage Gap, and Incidenct of Low Pay‐Average Annual Wages in the Total Economy‐Public Expenditure and Participant Stocks in Labour Market
Programmes in OECD Countries