• 11-June-2014


    Ageing and Employment Policies: France 2014 - Working Better with Age

    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.

  • 26-May-2014

    English, PDF, 383kb

    Obesity Update 2014 : Indicateurs-clés pour la France

    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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  • 26-May-2014

    English, PDF, 242kb

    Obesity Update 2014: Key Facts for France

    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).

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  • 15-April-2014


    Taxing Wages: Country note for France

    The average worker in France faced a tax burden on labour income (tax wedge) of 48.9% in 2013 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. France was ranked 5 of the 34 OECD member countries in this respect.

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  • 1-April-2014

    French, PDF, 453kb

    Résultats PISA 2012 : résolution de problèmes - la France

    Faits marquants sur la performance de la France lors de l'enquête PISA 2012 sur les compétences des élèves résolution de problèmes.

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  • 18-March-2014

    English, PDF, 664kb

    Society at a Glance 2014 - Key findings for France

    This note presents key findings for France from Society at a Glance 2014 - OECD Social indicators. This 2014 publication also provides a special chapter on: the crisis and its aftermath: a “stress test” for societies and for social policies.

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  • 21-February-2014


    Going for Growth 2014: France

    Like many other European countries, France faces key challenges in the job market. Productivity is relatively high but growing slowly, and the economy is held back by persistently high unemployment and low participation of older workers.

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  • 3-December-2013

    French, PDF, 1,062kb

    Résultats PISA 2012 : mathématiques, compréhension de l'écrit et sciences - la France

    Faits marquants sur la performance de la France lors de l'enquête PISA 2012 sur les compétences des élèves en mathématiques, en compréhension de l'écrit et en sciences.

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  • 12-November-2013


    Country specific-material

    Two rounds of the Survey of Adult Skills are under way: Round 1 (2008-13) with 24 participating countries, whose results were released in October 2013, and Round 2 (2012-16) with 9 participating countries, whose results will be released in 2016. A third round is scheduled to begin in May 2014.

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  • 5-November-2013

    English, PDF, 1,924kb

    How's Life in France in 2013?

    How's Life? 2013 - Country note - France (PDF)

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