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France has a longstanding scientific and technical tradition, but to boost competitiveness and accelerate economic growth, it needs to fully exploit its innovation potential. This review highlights the need to encourage private-sector innovation, make public research institutions more accountable and channel more funds into the most promising R&D projects.
Encouraging private-sector innovation, making public research institutions more accountable and channelling more funds into the most promising R&D projects would help restore France’s former prowess in science and technology, a new OECD report says.
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La plupart des enseignants en France se disent satisfaits de leur métier (86 %). En France, 58 % des enseignants pensent que les avantages d’exercer ce métier compensent ses inconvénients (contre 77 % pour la moyenne TALIS). Mais seuls 5 % des enseignants en France pensent que leur métier est valorisé dans la société, soit bien moins que la moyenne TALIS (31 %).
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Country notes highlight some key findings from TALIS 2013 for individual countries and economies
Press conference: 10h30 on Friday 27 June at the Commissariat genéral à la stratégie et à la prospective, 18 rue de Martignac, 75007 Paris
People today are living longer than ever before, while birth rates are dropping in the majority of OECD countries. In such demographics, public social expenditures require to be adequate and sustainable in the long term. Older workers play a crucial role in the labour market. Now that legal retirement ages are rising, older workers will work longer and employers will have to retain them. But those older workers who have lost their job have experienced long term-unemployment and low probabilities to return to work. What can countries do to help? How can they give older people better work incentives and opportunities? How can they promote age diversity in firms? This report offers analysis and assessment on what the best policies are for fostering employability, job mobility and labour demand at an older age in France.
The policy forum officially launches the conceptual framework to the public and offers an opportunity for participants to discuss the key issues for emerging Asia: housing, buildings and energy, land use and transport, water and waste management, green goods and services.
Focused on "Unlocking investment for sustainable growth and jobs", the 2015 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) will be held at the OECD Headquarters in Paris on Wednesday and Thursday 3-4 June 2015, under the chairmanship of the Netherlands, with the Czech Republic, France and Korea as Vice-Chairs.
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Les taux d’obésité et de surpoids en France sont parmi les plus bas de l’OCDE, mais ils ont augmenté de façon régulière. Environ une personne sur 8 est obèse en France, et 40 % de la population est en surpoids (y compris obèse).
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Overweight and obesity rates in France are among the lowest in the OECD, but have been increasing steadily. One in eight adults is obese in France, and 40% are overweight (including obese).