This paper analyses the age structure of employment rates across OECD countries with a focus on France. The statistical contribution of each age group to total unemployment-rate differentials is also computed.
This short paper analyses the decline of France’s trade balance over the past 15 years. While the loss in export market shares is comparable to that of the major OECD countries except Germany, it is one of the largest among the countries of the euro area.
French, PDF, 322kb
Gains in female education attainment have contributed to a worldwide increase in women’s participation in the labour force, but considerable gaps remain in working hours, conditions of employment and earnings. More specific data for France are available in this country note.
Is growth possible in all OECD regions? Evidence suggests that it is. This report argues that helping underdeveloped regions to catch up with more developed ones will have a positive impact on a country’s national growth overall, and that such growth helps to build a fairer society, in which no region’s citizens are left behind.
Discours Inaugural pour la conférence "Les Etats de la France" d’Angel Gurría, Secrétaire Général OCDE intitulé "Un autre avenir est possible : sortir d’une croissance atone par les réformes structurelles"
The heads of the OECD, World Bank, IMF, WTO and ILO spoke about the global economic outlook as well as the European and French economies and discussed policies needed to return to growth, redress global imbalances, improve competitiveness and alleviate the social impact of the crisis.
The President of the French Republic, Mr. François Hollande, met the Heads of international economic organisations at the OECD on Monday 29th October.
France should intensify its efforts to combat the bribery of foreign public officials. Only five convictions – of which one, under appeal, involves a company – have been handed down in twelve years.
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Ce document présente les principales recommandations de l'OCDE pour la France dans des domaines essentiels tels que la croissance et l’emploi (efficacité des services publics, système financier, innovation, fonctionnement des marchés des produits et du travail, éducation, retraites, réforme fiscale, croissance verte et agriculture) et la justice sociale (santé, logement, famille, jeunesse, intégration).
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Pre-primary education is provided to a high proportion of children in France, despite lower investment per pupil compared with the OECD average. This lower investment is reflected in a higher pupil to teaching staff ratio than in the majority of OECD countries.