In a new report, the OECD says that France should modernise and strengthen the co-ordination of labour immigration in order to attract foreign talent and align itself more closely with the needs of the labour market.
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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.
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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.
One decade on, and technology continues to race ahead – at an ever faster speed. The social impacts have also become more pronounced. Digital innovation enables applications and services in a wide range of sectors, including in science, healthcare, agriculture, government and cities.
Our focus on “bridging divides” is quite intentional. We have already discussed this issue with our Ministers and partners at the OECD Week, but the perspective of legislators remains essential. Divides are becoming ever more present in societies and in the lives of the people you serve.
The OECD projects global growth to increase to around 3.5% in 2017 and 3.7% in 2018, up from 3% in 2016. In the Euro area, GDP growth has outpaced expectations in the first half of 2017 and the unemployment rate fell to 9.1%, the lowest since 2009.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Strasbourg on 10 October 2017