The world of work is in flux as a result of digitisation and broad technological change. These processes, coupled with globalisation, population ageing and changes in work organisation, will shape the world of work and raise challenges to public policy in unknown ways. The OECD is looking at the challenges these trends place on labour market, skills and social policy.
Skills are essential for young people to enter the labour market, access good-quality jobs and embark in successful careers. They are also crucial for adults to keep abreast of technological developments and maintain their employability in a rapidly changing and inter-dependent world.
PIAAC assesses the level and distribution of adult skills across countries. It focuses on the key cognitive and workplace skills that are required for successful participation in the economy and society of the 21st century.
This report evaluates the recent performance of North American labour markets (Canada, Mexico, United States) and their prospects from an internationally comparative perspective. It addresses how the labour market in each country weathered the global economic and financial crisis as well as the key long-term labour market challenges.
Latest OECD analysis of the impact of reforms and government efforts to boost employment rates among people over 50, amid rising pressures on sustainability of public social spending.