Economic Flexibility and Societal Cohesion

Observer 207, August/September 1997
Pressure on the social fabric of OECD countries is expected to grow over the next two decades as the rapid pace of economic, social and technological change continues. A recent conference organised by the OECD’s Forum for the Future considered innovative ways – including, and going beyond, social-policy
remedies – of maintaining the cohesion of society in tomorrow’s highly flexible economy.To read the full article, download the PDF file below.

Economic data

GDP growth: +0.3% Q3 2019
Consumer price inflation: 1.8 % Nov 2019 annual
Trade (G20): -0.7% exp, -0.9% imp, Q3 2019
Unemployment: 5.1% November 2019
Last update: 15 January 2020

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