Editor’s Pick: Benefits and Wages: OECD Indicators 2007
How generous are social transfers available to employees, unemployed persons and their families? Under what circumstances do families qualify for these benefits?
–>compares the generosity and entitlement rules of unemployment benefits, family-related transfers and minimum income benefits of “last resort” and examines the structure of innovative schemes designed to encourage employment.
What is the income situation of families across countries? How do specific policy measures impact on household resources?
–>compares the net effects of taxes and benefits and examines the effectiveness of social benefits in supporting family incomes.
What is the financial payoff of securing a job or increasing work efforts?
–>The financial consequences of moving between different work situations are assessed for three types of transition: employees becoming unemployed, unemployed persons returning to work, and a change in working hours for those already in employment.
Can parents afford to work?
–>First, how much does childcare cost? Second, given these costs, can parents of young children afford to work?
Recent policy developments and trends
–>recent tax-benefit policy initiatives across OECD countries and important changes since last publication in 2002
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