24 février 2017

Italy’s reforms are paying off but challenges remain

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . Italy is recovering after a deep and long recession. Structural reforms, accommodative monetary and fiscal conditions, and low commodity prices have spearheaded the ongoing economic recovery. The Jobs Act and social security contributions’ exemptions jolted the labour market, leading to rising employment and higher consumer spending. More...

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The Swedish economic boom: can it last?

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . The Swedish economy has been growing at over 3% over the past two years. Output is now more than 25% above its 2005 level, which dwarfs the achievements of the major advanced economies, including Germany and the United States, and its Nordic neighbours alike. More...

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Sweden is a champion of gender equality, but parity is not reached yet

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . As shown in the Economic Survey, Sweden ranks among the OECD’s frontrunners in terms of gender equality. Women have a high employment rate, outperform men in education and are well represented in government and parliament. More...

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Strengthening economic resilience: What lessons to draw from the post-1970s record of severe recessions and financial crises

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . Major global crises such as the 2008-09 episode are mercifully rare, but severe recessions have been quite frequent among OECD countries over the past four decades.  Even when they do not inflict long-lasting economic damages, they often entail significant costs in terms of foregone income and high unemployment. More...

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Knowing what teachers know about teaching

Education & Skills TodayIn modern societies, most professionals become knowledge workers. Their professional practice is increasingly fuelled and inspired by various forms of knowledge. A good example is the medical profession, where the continuously growing body of scientific knowledge finds its way into professional practices. More...

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Mind the Gap: Inequality in education

Education & Skills Today"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … we had everything before us, we had nothing before us "...
Charles Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities in 1859. Almost two centuries later, his words remind us of what a very serious challenge inequity is. More...

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Social inequalities in education are not set in stone

Education & Skills TodayMost people see social inequities in education as stubbornly persistent. Children of wealthy and highly educated parents tend to do better in school than children from less-privileged families. Even though historic progress has been made in providing schooling that is universal and free-of-charge, disparities in families’ capacity to support their children (including by getting them into good schools) continue to translate into differences in children’s achievements. More...

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A home truth: We need better quality and more affordable housing

A home is meant to be a safe and secure shelter for individuals and families, fulfilling the basic need to have a roof over your head. Yet a home is also a tradable asset, an investment from which there’s potentially big money to be made, or to be lost as the global financial crisis has shown us. More...

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Statistical Insights: Inclusive Globalisation, does firm size matter?

The rapid increase in global value chains (GVCs) in the last two decades, in response to falling communication costs and reductions in trade barriers, has in large part been fuelled by large and multinational enterprises. More...

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Out of complexity, a third way?

The perennial curmudgeon H.L. Mencken is famously misquoted as saying: “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” The ability to simplify is of course one of our strengths as humans. More...

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