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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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Selected findings for France from the report "Preventing Ageing Unequally"
While overall poverty is relatively low in France, it can be highly concentrated at the neighbourhood level.
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Selected findings for France from the report "The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle"
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.
The French economy is expanding, the labour market is recovering – albeit gradually - while productivity and the standard of living remain generally high, according to a new OECD report.
Le contexte est favorable : nous avons ainsi revu à la hausse notre prévision de croissance pour l’économie française à 1.7 % en 2017, soit le niveau le plus élevé depuis 2011. Les réformes engagées dans le passé, notamment les réductions d’impôts sur le travail et les investissements, commencent à porter leurs fruits : le chômage a commencé à baisser et les entreprises exportatrices ont pu rétablir leurs marges bénéficiaires.
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.