OECD Observer

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The OECD Observer, OECD's quarterly magazine presents concise, up-to-date and authoritative analysis of crucial world economic and social issues. Through the pages of the Observer OECD’s experts offer insights on the questions facing the Organisation’s member governments and provide an excellent opportunity for readers to stay ahead of policy debates.

Each edition of the Observer reports on a core theme of the OECD’s on-going work, and every article are bolstered by key tables and graphs. Each issue contains a regular databank of economic and social data and a subscription to the print edition of the OECD’s Observer also includes the annual OECD Yearbook as well as online access to all OECD Observer issues from its inception in 1962 onwards.

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This 121st issue of the OECD Observer features articles on cities, big government, country problems and strategies, the latest statistics of OECD countries, women at work, competition in telecommunications, science and technology indicators, and tariff preferences for developing countries.

Table of Contents

Public management
-Rebirth of cities 3
-Big government - How big is it? 6
-Country problems and strategies
--Finland 11
--Netherlands 13
--United Kingdom 15
International perspectives
-Oil in 1982 17
-Comparing Unemployment Rates 18
-United States Consumer Price Index 18
OECD Member Countries 1983 Edition (1981 statistics) 19
-Women at work: More jobs, - more jobless 27
-Should there be more competition in telecommunications? by Henry Ergas 30
Science and technology
-Science and technology indicators by Alison Young 34
-Tariff preferences for the developing countries: A dozen years of progress by Anthony Kleitz 38
New OECD publications 42

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