Job Quality - It's not just about having a job

Workers in high-strain jobs, who don’t receive adequate support to cope with difficult work demands, are more likely to suffer from job burnout, to develop musculoskeletal disorders, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. The list is long, and worrying.

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Bringing home the filet mignon

Our grandmothers and mothers did not fight for gender equality in vain. Women in the OECD are nowadays better off and more educated than in the past, have better career prospects and can make key decisions about their own lives. But full gender equality remains an unattained goal almost everywhere.

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Were things really better back in my day?

Who hasn’t heard, at least once, an old or even not so old person regretting “the good old days” when “things were better”? But what if they were wrong?

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Comment va la vie? Se recentrer sur les citoyens

Dans cet article, Martine Durand, Chef statisticien et Directeur de la Direction des statistiques de l’OCDE, nous présente la seconde édition de Comment va la vie? Ce rapport fait partie de l’Initiative du Vivre Mieux et se concentre sur des problématiques du bien-être en s’intéressant, entre autres, à l’égalité entre les hommes et les femmes, la qualité de l’emploi et le bien-être en période de crise.

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The dilemma of in-work poverty

Poverty is no longer a scourge for the unemployed alone. This statement summarises Alan Milburn’s first State of the Nation annual report on social mobility, launched last week. According to the report of the ex-British Labour Party politician, two thirds of poor children in the UK come from households where at least one person is in paid work.

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