OECD Employment Outlook

1999-1266 (online)
1013-0241 (print)
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OECD’s annual report on jobs and employment in OECD countries. Each edition reviews recent trends, policy developments, and prospects. A statistical annex provides data on unemployment rates, incidence of part-time employment, employment/population ratios, and activity rates. Also included are data on expenditure on labour market programmes, average annual wages, and earnings dispersion. Special Chapters examine issues of topical interest.

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OECD Employment Outlook 2000

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20 June 2000
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Output and employment are growing at a reasonable clip and unemployment, while still unacceptably high, is declining in many OECD countries. However, policies to durably reduce unemployment and promote job creation remain crucial.  This edition of the OECD Employment Outlook includes chapters on regional disparities in labour markets, employment in the service economy, unemployment benefits eligibility criteria, and the renaissance in self-employment. A Statistical Annex is provided.
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Table of Contents

Editorial: Rewarding Work
Chapter 1. Recent Labour Market Developments and Prospects

-Recent Developments and Prospects
-The Evolution of Employment in the New OECD Member Countries, 1989-1999
-Annex 1A. Methods Used to Track Labour Market Trends in the New OECD Member Countries
Chapter 2. Disparities in Regional Labour Markets
-Main Findings
-I. Setting the Framework for Analysis
-II. Regional Labour Market Disparities: From Theory to Empirical Analysis
-III. Regional Labour Markets and Adjustment Mechanisms
-Annex 2A. The Territorial Units of Observation
-Annex 2B. Data Sources Relating to Regional Populations and Labour Forces
-Annex 2C. Data Sources for the Analyses of Developments in Regional Employment
-Annex 2D. Sources and Definitions of Regional Earnings Data
Chapter 3. Employment in the Service Economy: A Reassessment
-Main Findings
-I. Measuring Service Sector Employment
-II. Trends in the Share of Service Sector Employment 1984-1998
-III. Workforce Characteristics (Gender, Education, Age)
-IV. Determinants of the share of Service Employment in Total Employment
-V. Does Undermployment of Service Employment Explain Low Employment Rates
-Annex 3A. Definition of Service Sector Employment and its Constituent Components
-Annex 3B. Definitions and Data Sources of the Explanatory Variables Used in Section IV.
-Annex 3C. Employment Shares in Services: Detailed Tables
Chapter 4. Eligibility Criteria for Unemployment Benefits
-I. Theoretically Expected Effects from Benefit Eligibility Conditions
-II. A Brief Survey of Eligibility Criteria
-III. An Overview of Sanction Provisions and Statistics
-IV. Can a Reasonable Index for the Strictness of Benefit Eligibility Criteria be Constructed?
-V. Evidence for the Impact of Eligibility Criteria: A Brief Survey
-VI. Implementation Issues
-Annex 4A. Some International Differences in Eligibility Criteria for Unemployment Benefits
Chapter 5. The Partial Renaissance of Self-Employment
-Main Findings
-I. Changes in Size and Structure
-II. Flow Analysis
-III. Working Conditions of the Self-Employed, Job Satisfaction, and Preferences
-IV. Exploring the Correlates of Self-Employment
-V. Policy Considerations
-Annex 5A. Definitions and Data Sources
-Annex 5B. Macroeconomic Determinants of Self-Employment: An Analysis for Five OECD Countries
Statistical Annex

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