• 15-December-2016


    Dare to Share: Germany's Experience Promoting Equal Partnership in Families

    This review introduces the background to and issues at stake in promoting equal partnerships in families in Germany.  It encourages German policy makers to build on the important reforms since the mid-2000s to enable both fathers and mothers to have careers and children, and urges families to “dare to share”. To those ends it places Germany’s experience in an international comparison, and draws from the experience in, for example, France and the Nordic countries which have longstanding policies to support work-life balance and strengthen gender equality. The review starts with an overview chapter also explaining why and how equal sharing pays for families, children, the economy and society as a whole. The book presents current outcomes, policy trends, as well as detailed analysis of the drivers of paid and unpaid work and how more equal partnerships in families may help sustain fertility rates.  The book examines policies to promote partnership, looking both at persistent shortcomings and progress achieved through reform since the mid-2000s. The book includes a set of policy recommendations designed to enable parents to share work and family responsibilities more equally.

  • 5-October-2016

    English, PDF, 645kb

    Society at a Glance 2016 - How does Germany compare?

    The number of young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs) remains elevated in many countries since the crisis. This country note examines the characteristics of those at risk of being NEET in Germany along with policies to help meet the challenge. It also includes many new youth-specific indicators on family formation, self-sufficiency, income and poverty, health and social cohesion.

  • 7-juillet-2016

    Allemand, PDF, 522kb

    OECD Employment Outlook 2016 - Key findings for Germany (in German)

    Das Beschäftigungsniveau in Deutschland wächst weiter. Die Beschäftigungsquote gehört zu den höchsten im OECD-Raum (73,4% im 1. Quartal 2014). Die Arbeitslosenquote (gemäß ILO-Definition) ist im zweiten Quartal 2014 auf 5,1% gefallen und liegt jetzt deutlich unter dem OECD-Durchschnitt von 7,4% und bei weniger als der Hälfte des Euroraumdurchschnitts (11,6%).

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  • 31-May-2016

    English, PDF, 1,182kb

    How's life in Germany?

    This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2016.

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  • 12-April-2016

    English, PDF, 437kb

    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Germany

    Germany has the 3rd highest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries in 2015. The country occupied the same position in 2014. The average single worker in Germany faced a tax wedge of 49.4% in 2015 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.

  • 12-April-2016


    Taxing Wages: Germany

    The tax burden on labour income is expressed by the tax wedge, which is a measure of the net tax burden on labour income borne by the employee and the employer.

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  • 1-avril-2016


    Comptes nationaux des pays de l'OCDE, Comptes des administrations publiques 2015

    L’édition 2015 des Comptes nationaux des pays de l’OCDE : Comptes des administrations publiques est une publication annuelle de l’OCDE, consacrée aux finances publiques et basée sur le Système de Comptabilité Nationale 2008 (SCN 2008) pour tous les pays sauf le Chili, le Japon, et la Turquie (SCN 1993). La publication comprend des tableaux avec les agrégats et les soldes des administrations publiques pour les comptes de production, de revenu et les comptes financiers. Elle comprend également les recettes détaillées d’impôts et de cotisations sociales ainsi que la ventilation des dépenses des administrations publiques par fonction, selon la classification harmonisée au niveau international CFAP. Ces comptes détaillés sont disponibles pour le secteur des administrations publiques avec, dans la mesure du possible, le détail par sous-secteur : administration centrale,

    Cette publication est également disponible sous forme de base de données en ligne qui permet aux utilisateurs d’extraire des données et de construire des tableaux et graphiques. Elle est disponible via sous le titre Statistiques de l'OCDE sur les comptes nationaux, Comptes des administrations publiques ( et

  • 15-March-2016

    English, PDF, 325kb

    Fact sheet: Trends in Medical Education and Training in Germany

    There are 37 faculties of medicine in Germany offering medical education, including a private university. Admission to medical studies remains highly competitive. In 2011, 37,400 students applied but only 9,432 students were admitted (roughly one out of four).

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  • 15-March-2016

    English, PDF, 301kb

    Fact sheet: Trends in Nursing Education in Germany

    In Germany, there are two main categories of nurses, first level and second level. A majority of first level nurses are trained through a 3-year vocational training programme involving hospital-based training, and these nurses can go on to pursue further education and training to specialise within the hospital setting.

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  • 10-February-2016

    English, PDF, 302kb

    Low Performing Students: Germany (English)

    In 2012, 18% of students in Germany were low performers in mathematics (OECD average: 23%), 14% were low performers in reading (OECD average: 18%), 12% were low performers in science (OECD average: 18%), and 9% were low performers in all three of these subjects (OECD average: 12%).

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