OECD Employment Outlook 2010: Moving beyond the Jobs Crisis (Complete Edition ‐ ISBN 9789264086142)

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The OECD Employment Outlook 2010 is OECD's annual report on employment and labour markets in the OECD area and beyond.  Opening with an editorial which analyses the immediate policy challenges and provides advice for OECD governments, and a first chapter that sets out the facts and figures related to recent employment developments and sets them in the broader economic context,  this volume goes on to provide analysis in three specific policy areas: the jobs impact and policy response in emerging economies, institutional and policy determinants of labour market flows, and the quality of part‐time work. The volume closes with a statistical annex which provides the latest available employment data.  This book includes StatLinks, URLs under each graph and table linking to spreadsheets showing the underlying data.





Editorial: From deep recession to fragile recovery: How labour market policies can help promote a quick return to work

Chapter 1. Moving Beyond the Jobs Crisis

‐Introduction

‐Main findings

‐1. Overview of the labour market impact of the recession  

‐2. Comparisons of labour demand adjustment across countries, recessions and types of firms 

‐3. The policy response to the jobs crisis in OECD countries: an update

‐4. The role of short‐time work schemes in limiting job losses during 2008‐09

‐5. What can be done to minimise the persistence of high labour market slack?  

‐Annex 1.A1.The institutional features of short‐time work schemes in place during the recession in OECD countries

Chapter 2. The Global Crisis in Emerging Economies: The Jobs Impact and Policy Response

‐Introduction  

‐Main findings  

‐1. The economic and social impact of the global financial crisis

‐2. The impact of previous crisis episodes on labour markets and demographic groups 

‐3. Labour market and social policies at times of crisis

Chapter 3. Institutional and Policy Determinants of Labour Market Flows

‐Introduction 

‐Main findings  

‐1. Cross‐country differences in labour reallocation

‐2. What role for labour market policies and regulations

‐Annex 3.A1. Data Construction and Sources  

Chapter 4. How Good is Part‐Time Work?  

‐Introduction 

‐Main findings 

‐1. Part‐time work: recent developments   

‐2. Are part‐time jobs worse than full‐time jobs?   

‐3. Can part‐time work help mobilise under‐represented groups in the labour market?

‐Conclusions

‐Annex 4.A1. Job Quality Decomposition Methodology and Results

‐Annex 4.A2. Supplementary Figures and Tables

Statistical Annex

 

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: July 1, 2010

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