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  • 13-October-2015

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    How's life in France?

    This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2015?

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  • 19-September-2015


    "Journées du patrimoine" at the OECD

    The OECD Headquarters was open to the general public for the Journées du Patrimoine on 19-20 September 2015.

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  • 18-September-2015


    The positive effects expected from the Macron Law show that France must pursue its structural reform initiatives

    In a note presented to French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron today (only available in French), the OECD estimates that five sets of measures in the Macron Law could potentially increase France’s GDP by 0.3% over 5 years and by 0.4% over 10 years.

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  • 2-September-2015


    Vocational training and adult learning for better skills in France

    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.

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  • 1-September-2015

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    "Is school (still) one of the main routes of integration in France?" (in French only)

    This edition of the Migration Policy Debates looks at the capacity of the French educational system to integrate the most disadvantaged pupils and namely the foreign-born children or the offspring of foreign-born parents.

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  • 10-July-2015


    OECD’s Gurría welcomes adoption of France’s Loi Macron

    With the passage of the law for Growth, Activity and Equality of Opportunities, the French government has taken a step forward in its efforts to strengthen the competitiveness of the economy,” OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said today.

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  • 9-July-2015

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2015 - Key findings for France

    France continues facing a high and persistent unemployment rate, reaching 10.3% of the labour force in the first quarter of 2015. By comparison, over the past two years, unemployment has continuously decreased in the OECD area, down to 7.0% in the first quarter of 2015.

  • 7-July-2015


    OECD Health Statistics 2015 - Country Notes

    Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2015, July 2015 version. The notes are available in PDF format.

  • 1-June-2015


    Secretary-General Angel Gurría awarded the Médaille de la Haute Assemblée by the Presidency of the French Senate

    To commemorate Latin America and Caribbean Day, first established in 2011 by the French Senate, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría was awarded the Senate’s Médaille de la Haute Assemblée. This honour was bestowed upon him by the President of the French Senate, Mr. Gérard Larcher, in recognition of the Secretary-General’s major contribution to the strengthening of relations between Latin America and France.

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  • 2-April-2015


    France must continue its reform process to boost growth and jobs

    France has begun implementing a series of important pro-growth structural policy measures, but boosting medium-term growth will require more ambitious action to reform the labour market, curb high levels of public spending and taxation and create jobs, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of France.

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