Social Policy Analyst(Job Number: 08203)
We are looking for a Social Policy Analyst to work on various aspects of two major OECD projects:
- The follow-up work on the causes of growing labour market and income inequalities;
- The ongoing work on OECD tax and benefit models.
The successful candidate will work on projects in two related areas: on developing analysis of the impact of the economic crisis and fiscal consolidation on income distribution and poverty; and on the implications of tax-benefit policies on income inequality, income adequacy, labour market participation and benefit recipiency. She/he will work as part of a team under the direction of a project leader, and will be under the overall supervision of the Head of the Social Policy Division within the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (ELS).
1. Analysis. The postholder will conduct analyses of:
The consequences of the recent global economic crisis and subsequent fiscal consolidation on earnings and household incomes and the distribution of incomes. This will include linking the analysis of earnings and income changes for particular household groups to macro-economic and labour market and tax-benefit reforms.
How labour market inequalities (e.g. developments in standard and non-standard forms of employment) have affected wages and household earnings inequalities and which household types have been mostly affected, taking account of the development of the tax-benefit systems, notably of in-work benefits and other measures aimed at improving work incentives;
The structure of populations in receipt of the benefits included in the OECD tax-benefit models. Particular attention will be given to how relevant household circumstances such as family structure, labour market attachment and benefit coverage vary across countries; and
Document recent developments in tax and benefit policy issues, including their effects on income distribution and labour market participation for presentation to the Committee and Working Party, publication and briefing senior officials.
In addition, the postholder will participate in the general work of the Division, reviewing papers, disseminating information on significant developments in the subjects or countries concerned, commenting on and making suggestions for analytical work and proposing and developing research topics.
2. Report drafting
Draft reports of appropriate length, both of a technical nature but also those designed for policymakers and other readers of general interest to understand the key findings.