OECD Economic Surveys: Netherlands 2008
Hide / Show Abstract

OECD Economic Surveys: Netherlands 2008

This 2007 Economic Survey looks at how, after a long stagnation during the first half of the decade, the Dutch economy has made a successful comeback. Living standards in the Netherlands are among the highest in the OECD, and over recent years growth has strengthened and unemployment has fallen.

This most recent survey focuses on labour utilisation, which has been the main source of growth in the past decade, but which is likely to slow sharply with the ageing of the Dutch population. Improving work incentives is therefore a key imperative. Although labour-market participation rates are high, there are several groups who continue to be less active.

This survey looks at the challenges threatening the prosperity of the Dutch economy, which include: addressing the effects of population ageing on the sustainability of the public finances; boosting the labour market involvement of under-participating groups; helping parents reconcile work and family responsibilities; and improving the immigration policy and the integration of migrants.

Click to Access: 
  • PDF
  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/economics/oecd-economic-surveys-netherlands-2008_eco_surveys-nld-2008-en
  • READ

Graph 4.5 – Childcare costs and income after the 2006 reform You or your institution have access to this content

Years covered: 
1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2006
Click to Access: 
  • XLS
  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/economics/oecd-economic-surveys-netherlands-2008/childcare-costs-and-income-after-the-2006-reform_eco_surveys-nld-2008-graph4_5-en
  • READ
Hide / Show
Childcare costs and income after the 2006 reform appears in OECD Economic Surveys: Netherlands - Volume 2008 Issue 1 (chapter 4).
Visit the OECD web site