Sickness Absence. Tim Barmby, Marco Ercolani and John Treble examine the relationships between absence and age, gender and other socio-economic characteristics of workers. "Sickness Absence: An International Comparison" is published by the Centre for Population, Poverty, and Public Policy Studies.
By Centre for Population, Poverty, and Public Policy Studies, Canada,Czech Republic, France, Luxxembourg, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK.
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The Future of EU Competition Policy. This paper calls for a radical rethink of how competition policy is run. The author questions whether the European Commission has the right institutional basis to manage increasingly high-profile competition cases and argues for a new 'European Competition Agency' to take the politics out of merger and anti-trust investigations. "The Future of European Competition Policy" by Edward Bannerman is published by the Centre for European Reform.
By Centre for European Reform, UK.
Private Finance, Public Services. The Commission on Public Private Partnerships, conducted over the past two years by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), was set up ?to introduce greater clarity to partnership arrangements? between the public and private sectors and ?to produce a set of authoritative guidelines which will inform the use of partnership in the future?. This response produced by the Health Policy and Health Services Research Unit argues that while the Commission was critical of certain past projects it failed to ask more fundamental questions about the role of markets and for-profit operators in the delivery of health care, education, long term care and other public services. "Public Services and the Private Sector: A response to the IPPR" by Allyson Pollock, Jean Shaoul, David Rowland and Stewart Player is published by Catalyst.
By Catalyst , UK.
Age Discrimination Laws - Lessons for the UK Britain has committed itself to introducing age discrimination legislation. Zmira Hornstein reviews age discrimination laws in the US, Canada, and Australia. The UK faces several key choices in designing future policies. Should age discrimination be dealt with by the same agency as race and sexual discrimination? Should it permit employers to set mandatory retirement ages? How much power should it give the enforcement authorities? This summary of research is published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
By Joseph Rowntree Foundation, UK.