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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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La population française bénéficie globalement d’un meilleur état de santé que dans la moyenne des autres pays de l’OCDE. Certains facteurs de risque pour la santé, notamment la consommation d’alcool et le tabagisme, demeurent en revanche élevés. Les indicateurs d’accès et de qualité des soins sont généralement bons, alors que les dépenses de santé par habitant sont 15 % supérieures à la moyenne des pays de l’OCDE.
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 OECD Headquarters was open to the general public for the Journées du patrimoine on 16-17 September 2017.
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.
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After a small decrease during the second half of 2015, unemployment has been stabilising in France over the past year, but at 9.5% of the labour force in April, it remains high and well above its level before the financial crisis (7.3% in March 2008). In most other OECD countries, labour market conditions have shown stronger improvements.
"I have extended my sincerest congratulations to Mr Macron on his election as President of the French Republic," Mr Gurría said from Paris. "The values of openness and understanding that he represents are at the core of the OECD's mission. We look forward to working closely with President Macron to better shape globalisation to make it work for all, promoting better lives in France, Europe and worldwide."
This country note presents student performance in science, reading and mathematics, and measures equity in education in France. The interactive charts allow you to compare results with other countries participating in the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).