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The tax-to-GDP ratio in Germany increased by 0.5 percentage points, from 37.1% in 2015 to 37.6% in 2016. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.3 percentage points from 34.0% to 34.3% over the same period.
These notes present selected country highlights from the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017 with a specific focus on digital trends among all themes covered.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2017.
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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.