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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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La population française bénéficie globalement d’un meilleur état de santé que dans la moyenne des autres pays de l’OCDE. Certains facteurs de risque pour la santé, notamment la consommation d’alcool et le tabagisme, demeurent en revanche élevés. Les indicateurs d’accès et de qualité des soins sont généralement bons, alors que les dépenses de santé par habitant sont 15 % supérieures à la moyenne des pays de l’OCDE.
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Selected findings for France from the report "Preventing Ageing Unequally"
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Selected findings for France from the report "The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle"
Economic growth is strengthening in France, supported by consumption and investment, and the labour market is gradually recovering, as past reductions of comparatively high labour and business taxes are starting to take effect. However, GDP and employment growth are still lagging relative to the euro-area average.
GDP is set to grow by at least 1.6% in 2017-18, supported by private consumption and investment. The labour market is improving, but productivity gains are too low to sustain the current level of social protection, high-quality public services and rising incomes in the long run.
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After a small decrease during the second half of 2015, unemployment has been stabilising in France over the past year, but at 9.5% of the labour force in April, it remains high and well above its level before the financial crisis (7.3% in March 2008). In most other OECD countries, labour market conditions have shown stronger improvements.
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.