OECD Labour Market Institutions

OECD Labour Market Institutions

Indicators of labour market institutions in OECD countries

February 5 2003



The OECD produces various indicators of labour market institutions in OECD countries. FRDB collects them from various sources for its own research activities and makes them available on-line.

1. Unemployment Duration

Unemployed persons by duration of the unemployment spell in OECD countries in various years. Free access.

2. Labour Market Flows

Inflows and outflows from employment. OECD elaboration from the unemployment duration database. Password required

3. Temporary Employment

Temporary, permanent and total employment by age group, country and year. Free access

4. Benefit Replacement Rates

Net and Gross Replacement Rates for typical benefit recipients in OECD countries in various years. Data are produced for 4 family types (single, couple no children, couple 2 children, lone parents 2 children) and various durations of the benefits (1 month or 60 months for the net r.r.; 1 year or 60 months for the gross r.r.). Password protected.

5. Employment Protection Indices

Indices of the strictness of employment protection in OECD countries in the late 1980s and in the late 1990s. Additional information can be obtained through the OECD web site. Free access.

6. Unions and Labour Markets

Data used in Ebbinghaus and Visser, “Trade Unions in Western Europe since 1945” 2000, Macmillam. Password required.

7. Taxation

Data on taxes and trasfers for workers (singles and couples) earning wages at the level of the average production worker (APW) for all OECD and some CEE countries from 1979 to 2001. Password required.

Access to the data

Some of these data are also freely available through the OECD web site, others require special access conditions. Please contact the Fondazione for information about access conditions.