Tuesday September 05, 2017

Engaging public employees for a high-performing civil service is a 2016 report by the OECD.

How can governments reduce workforce costs while ensuring civil servants remain engaged and productive? This report addresses this question, using evidence from the 2014 OECD Survey on Managing Budgeting Constraints: Implications for HRM and Employment in Central Public Administration.

The results clearly illustrate the complex challenges facing civil services, such as how to reduce size and cost while still attracting and retaining high-calibre professional talent.

(Source: OECD)

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Tuesday August 29, 2017

The impact of tax and benefit systems on the workforce participation incentives of women is a 2016 report, published by the OECD.

This paper examines the impact of tax and benefit systems on the incentives for second earners to enter formal employment. The paper highlights how various tax design features create greater participation disincentives for second earners than for primary earners or single individuals. As second earners in OECD countries are more often women, these greater disincentives create significant gender-equity concerns.

(Source: OECD)

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Thursday August 17, 2017

Does it pay to live in big(ger) cities? The role of agglomeration benefits, local amenities and cost of living is a 2016 report, published by the OECD.

This study approaches the question whether it "pays" to live in big(ger) cities in three-fold manner:

  1. It estimates how city size affects worker productivity (agglomeration benefits) in Germany, based on individual-level wage data
  2. It considers whether productivity benefits translate into real gains for workers by taking local price levels into account
  3. It examines the role of amenities in explaining differences in real benefits across cities

(Source: OECD)

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