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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"
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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.
The report was produced in response to a request of the Italian Presidency of the G7, and has fed into discussions held at the G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, 13 May 2017, Bari, Italy.
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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?
These country specific notes provide figures and commentary from the Taxation and Skills publication that examines how tax policy can encourage skills development in OECD countries.