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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
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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.