Willem Adema

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9 Nov 2011

The OECD Social Expenditure database (SOCX) was developed to analyse trends in social spending and its composition at the detailed social expenditure programme level. The detailed information in SOCX enables users to verify spending aggregates, regroup spending items for the analysis of selected...


10 Oct 2011

This report investigates the effects of maternal employment on child development. It compares data from countries with different types of work-family policy - Australia, Canada, Denmark, the United Kingdom, and the United States - using data from national birth cohort studies, including the Longitudinal Study...


13 Nov 2009

This paper presents information on trends and composition of social expenditure across the OECD, and accounts for the effects of the tax system and private social expenditure.

Gross public social expenditure on average across OECD increased from 16% of GDP in 1980 to 21%...


14 Mar 2007

This paper assesses the extent to which child poverty is associated with the work status of parents. Whiteford and Adema find that in nearly all OECD countries child poverty rates are significantly higher for jobless families than for families with at least one parent in...

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