same pattern was observed. While an increased prevalence of nonstandard work arrangements and part-time work could contribute to this finding, it probably reflects other developments as well and, hence, merits additional study.
The main purpose of this analysis was to compare employment responsiveness in the OECD-20 countries with Asian countries. The results on this point are clear. On average, employment responds more to output changes in OECD-20 countries. As shown in Table 2.8 of Chapter 2, the responsiveness is about twice as large in the OECD- 20 countries. The same qualitative result was obtained when the other measures of employment change were used in the analysis.