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Life expectancy in Germany is close to the OECD average, but Germans drink and smoke more than people in many other countries, and obesity rates are increasing. While access to care in Germany is generally good, quality of care indicators show mixed results. Germany spends more on health care than most other countries and is better equipped with health workers and physical resources.
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Selected findings for Germany from the report "Preventing Ageing Unequally"
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Selected findings for Germany from the report "The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle"
The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) published today the first 10 outcomes of a new and enhanced peer review process aimed at assessing compliance with international standards for the exchange of information on request between tax authorities.
Biographical note of Germany's Permanent Representative to the OECD.
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By the end of 2016, employment in Germany had risen to 66% of the population aged 15-74, markedly higher than the OECD average of 61%. It is projected to continue to rise to 68% by the end of 2018, 9 percentage points above its pre-crisis level in 2007, driven importantly by an increase in part-time work.
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Citizens in many countries are expressing dissatisfaction with how they believe trade, technology and immigration are affecting their daily lives. While much of this discontent can be traced back to the global economic crisis, its root causes are more complex. What can be done at the Global, European and German level?
The Secretary-General was in Baden-Baden on 17-18 March 2017 to attend the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting. While in Baden-Baden, he also presented the OECD Going for Growth report, hold bilateral meetings and attend the G20 High-Level Symposium: Global Economic Governance in a Multipolar World.
Following the terrible attack that took place at a Christmas market in Berlin, Secretary General Angel Gurría wrote to Chancellor Merkel expressing OECD's sincerest condolences to the many families affected by this tragedy and the Organisation's support.