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Research report

26 Jun 2007

Migration to OECD countries continues to rise, according to the latest edition of the OECD’s annual report on migration movements and policies. About four million new immigrants entered OECD countries on a permanent basis in 2005, an increase of 10 per cent from 2004.

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Research report

21 Jun 2007

Open trade and investment policies can be a powerful force for raising living standards. Economists have long emphasised this point and it is confirmed by much research. For example, the OECD’s Growth Study estimated that a 10 percentage point increase in trade openness translates over time into...

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Guide

14 Jun 2007

OECD governments have agreed on this new framework for co-operation in the enforcement of privacy laws. The initiative is motivated by a recognition that changes in the character and volume of cross-border data flows have elevated privacy risks for individuals and highlighted the need for better...

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Conference proceedings

14 Jun 2007

Identity management in the online environment is seen as a key enabler for electronic business and electronic government because it facilitates the expansion of information systems and network boundaries and increases access points. Presentations from a recent OECD workshop on this topic are now...

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Research report

08 Jun 2007

People in OECD countries will have to save more for their retirement as a result of the major pensions reforms carried out in recent years, according to this report. The average pension promise in 16 OECD countries studied was cut by 22 per cent. For women, the reduction was 25 per cent.

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Research report

07 Jun 2007

Learning resources are often considered key intellectual property in a competitive higher education world. However, more and more institutions and individuals are sharing their digital learning resources over the Internet, openly and for free, as Open Educational Resources (OER). This study,...

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Website

06 Jun 2007

As a result of diverse and ongoing social trends, the social order based on standard employment relations, the male breadwinner model and social security in defined but exceptional circumstances has changed. New risks have emerged and are often mutually reinforcing. A recent OECD seminar looked...

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Research report

06 Jun 2007

This paper assesses the most recent evidence on trends in disability among the population aged 65 and over in 12 OECD countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. The focus is on reviewing trends...

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Briefing paper

06 Jun 2007

These recommendations are intended to promote data access and sharing among researchers, research institutions, and national research agencies, while at the same time taking into account the various national laws, research policies and organisational structures of OECD member countries.

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Briefing paper

05 Jun 2007

Based on data from customs seizures in OECD countries, this report estimates that trade in counterfeit and pirated goods across national borders may have totalled around US$200 billion in 2005. The total value of trade in counterfeit and pirated goods, including products made and sold inside the...

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