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Germany had the 2nd highest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2017. The country occupied the same position in 2016. The average single worker in Germany faced a tax wedge of 49.7% in 2017 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.
Les fiches par pays sur les législations et pratiques en matière de prix de transfert de pays membres de l'OCDE et non membres.
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Key findings for Germany from the report "Pensions at a Glance 2017"
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The tax-to-GDP ratio in Germany increased by 0.5 percentage points, from 37.1% in 2015 to 37.6% in 2016. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.3 percentage points from 34.0% to 34.3% over the same period.
These notes present selected country highlights from the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017 with a specific focus on digital trends among all themes covered.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2017.
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Life expectancy in Germany is close to the OECD average, but Germans drink and smoke more than people in many other countries, and obesity rates are increasing. While access to care in Germany is generally good, quality of care indicators show mixed results. Germany spends more on health care than most other countries and is better equipped with health workers and physical resources.