OECD calls for more protection of employment

The message from the 2007 edition of the OECD’s annual Employment Outlook is for governments to improve labour regulations and social protection under globalisation and help help people adapt to changing job markets.

For instance, whether real or threatened, "offshoring" is believed to severely weaken the bargaining power of workers, especially low-skilled ones.

A further theme of the the report raises the issue of rising wage inequality (see graphic courtesy of OECD) - in 18 of the 20 OECD countries where data exist, the gap between top earners and those at the bottom has risen since the early 1990s.

For more details of the report view a summary here.

The OECD has also provided a short podcast in relation to the report - here.

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