Tag Archives: Social policy

Brexit implications for employment and social affairs

The referendum held in the UK on 23 June 2016, resulted in a vote to leave the European Union. This decision will have profound effects on employment and social affairs in the UK and the EU. The European Parliament’s Directorate-General for Internal Policies of the Union has just published the briefing note “Brexit implications for …
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OECD: The Rise of Inequality and Social Divisions

The OECD has just published the report “Society at a Glance 2014: The Crisis and Its Aftermath”. According to the study, income inequality and social division have risen sharply since the beginning of the economic crisis. The economic crisis has disproportionately hit the most vulnerable in society, and their conditions could continue to worsen unless …
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Pension Reform in the EU

The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) has just published the report, “Social partners’ involvement in pension reform in the EU.” The reform of pension systems is arguably one of the key challenges for social policy in Europe in the context of demographic change. In recent years, the issue has …
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2013 Human Development Report

The UN has just published the Human Development Report 2013, “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World.” The report examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development. The study identifies more than 40 countries in …
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Perspectives on Global Development 2012

The OECD Development Centre has just launched the latest edition of its report, “Perspectives on Global Development 2012: Social Cohesion in a Shifting World.” In 2011, the world bore witness to mass citizen mobilization, from Cairo’s Tahrir Square to Madrid’s Puerta del Sol and from Wall Street to London’s financial district. How can governments best …
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EU Report on Social Protection and Social Inclusion 2009

The annual Joint Report on Social Protection and Social Inclusion by the European Commission and the Council of the National Reports on Strategies for Social Protection and Social Inclusion has just been launched. It presents an analysis of the social situation in Member States with regards to the common objectives of the EU strategy for …
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