Productivity Profile of France
Banque de France: Stagnation de la productivité en France: héritage de la crise ou ralentissement structurel? (2016);
Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques (INSEE): La productivité en France de 2000 à 2015 : poursuite du ralentissement et hausse modérée de la dispersion entre entreprises (2019).
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Latest OECD Recommendations
The level of productivity is high, but productivity growth has been weak for several decades. Strengthening the quality assurance and guidance systems for lifelong learning would help foster the inclusion of low-skilled workers and their productivity. Continuing to improve equity and quality of initial education would strengthen skills and productivity growth. Easing entry into a wider range of regulated professions would enhance competition and productivity, thereby lowering prices to the benefit of consumers, especially poor ones.
- Strengthen the quality assurance and guidance systems for lifelong learning, to help foster the inclusion of low-skilled workers and their productivity;
- Continue to improve equity and quality of initial education;
- By continuing to reduce class size for other grades in disadvantaged neighbourhoods;
- By promoting innovative practices in teacher training to meet the different needs of pupils;
- By continuing to increase universities’ autonomy over their programmes and human resource policies, while taking into account their public service function.
- Ease entry into a wider range of regulated professions (entry barriers and quotas) to enhance competition.