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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).
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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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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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.
France enjoys levels of productivity that are among the highest in the OECD, but the unemployment rate remains considerably above the pre-crisis level, which along with a low labour force participation rate contributes to low employment.
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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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.
This report summarizes key recent key finds by the OECD relative to the French economy. Overall it finds that productivity is high but not dynamic enough to sustain growth. In particular, it looks at boosting research and encouraging innovation, strengthening competition and the regualtory framework, making the public sector more efficient, reforming taxation to promote employment and investment, improving the performance of the education system and vocational training and improving the functioning of the housing market.
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.
France’s Official Development Assistance was USD 12.1 billion in 2012, making it the 4th largest member of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee in terms of the volume of aid.