1997 Volume 1997, Issue 2

OECD Economic Studies is the journal of the Economics Department of the OECD. It features articles in the area of applied macroeconomics and statistical analysis, generally with an international or cross-country dimension. This issue features articles on early retirement: the role of social security systems; income distribution and poverty; government support of private R&D: fluctuations in R&D expenditure; and part-time work.