OECD's 2012 Economic Survey of Estonia examines recent economic developments, policy, and prospects. In addition it includes special chapters covering macroeconomic volatility and skills and poverty.
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Executive summary Key policy recommendations Assessment and recommendations -Reducing imbalances by changes in fiscal policy design and financial market regulationImproving resilience by further labour market, education and innovation policy reforms -Reducing poverty through activation and better targeted support -Bibliography -Annex A1. Progress in structural reform Chapter 1.Matching skills and jobs -Overcoming remaining challenges in the labour market -Strengthening and better targeting activation measures -Reinforcing the impact of lifelong learning -Improving the quality of vocational education for a successful employment career -Ensuring good access to tertiary education and reforming its funding -Bibliography Chapter 2.Reducing poverty through activation and better targeting -Reforming the disability system to promote the earnings capacity -Providing more effective support to the unemployed -Refocusing family support policies -Improving access to quality health care -Reducing the labour tax wedge for the most vulnerable -Bibliography -Annex 2.A1.Risk-of-poverty rates by main categories -Annex 2.A2.Macroeconomic volatility and life satisfaction in Estonia: Regression results