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Getting regions and cities 'right', adapting policies to the specificities of where people live and work, is vital to improving citizens’ well-being. View the country factsheets from the publication OECD Regional Outlook 2014.
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High variations in health care use for knee replacement and cardiac procedures, suggest more effort is needed to improve the appropriateness of health care activities in Germany.
Country notes with main key findings of the book and key fact tables: a customised snapshot of a country's educational environment, highlighting the most important issues in the educational landscape.
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In Germany, employment continues to grow and the employment rate is now among the highest in the OECD (73.4% in the first quarter of 2014). Consequently, unemployment has fallen to 5.1% (ILO definition) in in the second quarter of 2014– well below the OECD average of 7.4% and less than half of the Euro area’s average at 11.6%.
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2014, June 2014 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
Building on the success of past reforms, Germany should continue to further wellbeing by improving financial sector resilience, strengthening productivity in services and making economic growth more inclusive and green.
The average worker in Germany faced a tax burden on labour income (tax wedge) of 49.3% in 2013 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. Germany was ranked 2 of the 34 OECD member countries in this respect.
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Note summarising the performance of German 15-year-old students in the PISA 2012 assessment of problem solving.
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This note presents key findings for Germany 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.
Germany’s recent economic performance has been solid, with record low unemployment rates and sound fiscal position, which sets it apart from many European countries.