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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.
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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
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.
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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).
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.