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World of Work Report 2014

The ILO has just published the report “World of Work 2014: Developing with Jobs.” The study shows that quality jobs can drive sustained growth in emerging and developing countries. The figures show that countries that invested the most in quality jobs from the early 2000s grew nearly one percentage point faster every year since 2007 …
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Database on Energy and Commodities

The Ifo Institute has just launched a new database that compiles data on energy and commodities. It offers an overview of estimated available and extractable deposits of fossil fuels, as well as trends in renewable energies. The database enable users to access key figures on energy generation, imports and exports, energy prices, CO2 emissions and …
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Comparing the Real Size of African Economies

Which are the largest and smallest economies in Africa? Which are the poorest and richest countries compared to the regional average? The answer to these questions and many more can be found in the study “Comparing the Real Size of African Economies: Highlights of the main findings of the 2011 round of the international comparison …
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Taxing Wages 2014

The OECD has just published the report, “Taxing Wages 2014.” According to the study, tax burdens on labor income continue to rise across the OECD. Personal income tax has risen in 25 out of 34 OECD countries over the past three years,as countries reduce the value of tax-free allowances and tax credits and subject higher …
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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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Quality of Life in the EU

Eurostat has just published an online publication on “Quality of Life Indicators”. The aim is to complement the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) indicator, traditionally used to measure economic and social development, with others that can offer a more detailed analysis of many different dimensions of quality of life in the EU. The publication measures 8+1 …
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Where are laws equal for women and men?

The World Bank Group publishes a biannual report that compares gender-based legal differences in 143 economies. This year’s edition, titled “Women, Business and the Law 2014: Removing Restrictions to Enhance Gender Equality” analyzes laws that affect women entrepreneurs and employees globally, highlighting reforms carried out over the past two years and, for the first time, …
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World Bank International Debt Statistics Released

The World Bank has just released the 2014 edition of the “International Debt Statistics”, successor to Global Development Finance and World Debt Tables. It focuses on financial flows, trends in external debt, and other major financial indicators for developing and advanced economies. The report includes more than 200 time series indicators from 1970 to 2012 …
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Most Prosperous Regions in the EU

The EC has just published the statistics regarding Regional GDP, expressed in terms of purchasing power standards. According to the figures, in 2011 the five most prosperous regions in the EU were Inner London (321%), Luxembourg (266%), Bruxelles-Cap (222%), Hamburg (202%) and Brstislavsky ktaj (186%). The statistics show that there are 41 regions with GDP …
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ILO’s Key Indicators of the Labour Market

Job seekers are finding it increasingly difficult to secure a new job within six months or less, according to the new edition of the ILO‘s “Key Indicators of the Labour Market.” (KLIM) Unemployment spells for workers are becoming longer in some countries compared to the pre-crisis situation in 2008. For example, in Spain, the United …
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