The mission of the French High Commission for Pension Reform is to prepare the reform introducing a universal pension points system in France.
France’s health-care system offers high-quality care. Average health outcomes are good, public satisfaction with the health-care system is high, and average household out-of-pocket expenditures are low.
Thanks to a highly developed welfare state, poverty is moderate on average in France, but – as in other countries – highly concentrated in some neighbourhoods.
While overall poverty is relatively low in France, it can be highly concentrated at the neighbourhood level.
Economic growth is strengthening in France, supported by consumption and investment, and the labour market is gradually recovering, as past reductions of comparatively high labour and business taxes are starting to take effect. However, GDP and employment growth are still lagging relative to the euro-area average.
GDP is set to grow by at least 1.6% in 2017-18, supported by private consumption and investment. The labour market is improving, but productivity gains are too low to sustain the current level of social protection, high-quality public services and rising incomes in the long run.
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This country note from Going for Growth 2017 for France identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.
This Global Forum, held on 24-25 October 2016, aimed to shed light on the links between environment and economic growth, and the toolkits to quantify these links. It provided a platform to explore how a well-managed natural environment can contribute to economic growth and how an effective and efficient regulatory system can best be designed?
Over the past decade, France has substantially eased the burden of anti competitive regulations and effectively enforced competition law against anti-competitive practices.
France devotes a great deal of resources to vocational training for youths and especially adults, but the system is unduly complex and yields rather poor returns. The basic literacy and numeracy skills of many French adults remain weak in international comparison, with harmful effects on employment opportunities, wages and well-being.