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The Global Labour Income Share and Distribution

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has just published The Global Labour Income Share and Distribution, which reveals that ten per cent of workers receive 48.9 per cent of total global pay, while the lowest-paid 50 per cent of workers receive just 6.4 per cent. What’s more, the lowest 20 per cent of income earners – …
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OECD Employment Outlook 2019

The 2019 edition of the OECD Employment Outlook presents new evidence on changes in job stability, underemployment and the share of well-paid jobs, and discusses the policy implications of these changes with respect to how technology, globalisation, population ageing, and other megatrends are transforming the labour market in OECD countries. The report discusses how labour …
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Inward Greenfield FDI and Patterns of Job Polarization

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Working Paper: “Inward greenfield FDI and patterns of job polarization” by Sara Amoroso and Pietro Moncada-Paternò-Castello. The unprecedented growth in FDI in the last decades has caused drastic changes in the labour markets of the host countries. The major part of FDI …
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The Impact of Multinational R&D Spending Firms on Job Polarization and Mobility

This report analyses the role of multinational R&D intensive firms in job polarization. It also investigates how these firms affect the labour market in terms of wage growth and labour mobility. Firms appearing on the EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard account for a significant share of economic activity in Denmark measured by employment, innovation activity, and …
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OECD Employment Outlook 2017

The OECD has just published the 2017 edition of the OECD Employment Outlook that reviews recent labour market trends and short-term prospects in OECD countries. Contents: Chapter 1 presents a comparative scoreboard of labour market performance that encompasses the quantity and quality of employment, as well as the inclusiveness of the labour market. During the …
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OECD Employment Outlook 2016

This 2016 edition of the OECD Employment Outlook provides an in-depth review of recent labour market trends and short-term prospects in OECD countries. Contents: Chapter 1 examines recent labour market developments, with a special focus on vulnerable youth who are neither working nor in education or training. The size of this group has grown in …
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OECD Economic Survey of Italy 2013

The OECD has just published its latest Economic Survey of Italy. According to the report, Italy has made considerable progress in strengthening its public finances and adopting wide-ranging reforms to boost economic growth. The latest Economic Survey of Italy says implementation of the key 2012 reforms aimed at improving the dynamism of labour and product …
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Global Wage Report 2012/13

The ILO has just published the Global Wage Report 2012/13. The study looks at the macroeconomic effects of wages, and in particular at how current trends are linked to equitable growth. The gap between wage growth and labour productivity growth is widening, the difference between the top and bottom earners is increasing, and the labour …
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Working Time in the EU

Eurofound has just published the report, “Working Time in the EU.” According to the report, the number of hours worked per week in the EU continues to drift downwards, on average, as a result of more people working part time, fewer people working long hours, and a fall in the collectively agreed working hours in …
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Record Gap Between Rich and Poor

The gap between rich and poor has widened in most OECD countries over the past 30 years according to the just-published report “Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising.” The most worrying thing is this occurred when countries were going through a sustained period of economic growth, before the Great Recession. What will happen now …
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