Le temps de travail en France : comment expliquer sa faiblesse relative ?

par Antoine Goujard, Bureau France, Département économique de l’OCDE Le temps de travail en France : comment expliquer sa faiblesse relative ? Les débats sur le temps de travail font rage et les statistiques diffèrent d’une étude à l’autre. Ce blog clarifie les statistiques sur le temps de travail sous trois angles : le nombre d’heures travaillées, bien … More Le temps de travail en France : comment expliquer sa faiblesse relative ?

Boosting growth in France and making reforms beneficial to all

by Antoine Goujard and Pierre Guérin, France Desk, OECD Economics Department The French economy is slowing, but less than its neighbours. The French authorities have engaged a significant reform agenda that should be complemented with particular care for inequality issues. Income per capita growth has lagged the euro area average (Figure 1). The 2019 OECD … More Boosting growth in France and making reforms beneficial to all

Stimuler la croissance en France et s’assurer que les réformes profitent à tous

par Antoine Goujard et Pierre Guérin, Bureau de la France, Département Économique de l’OCDE L’économie française ralentit, mais moins que ses voisins. La France a lancé un programme de réformes significatif, auquel elle doit associer un soin particulier aux inégalités. En effet, le revenu par habitant a progressé moins vite que dans la moyenne de … More Stimuler la croissance en France et s’assurer que les réformes profitent à tous

France, inequality and the social elevator

by Laurence Boone, OECD Chief Economist, and Antoine Goujard, Head of the France Desk, OECD Economics Department The recent yellow-vest demonstrations could well be simply a variant of the regional and social divides potentially linked to the same trend towards a rejection of globalisation that has emerged in a number of OECD countries. That is … More France, inequality and the social elevator

La France, les inégalités et l’ascenseur social

par Laurence Boone, Cheffe économiste de l’OCDE et Antoine Goujard, Bureau France, Département économique de l’OCDE Les récentes manifestations des gilets jaunes pourraient n’être qu’une variante des fractures territoriales et sociales potentiellement liées à un même phénomène de rejet de la mondialisation qui s’est retrouvé dans plusieurs pays de l’OCDE. C’est probablement en partie le … More La France, les inégalités et l’ascenseur social

Improving life in France’s poor neighbourhoods

by Nicola Brandt, France Desk, Country Studies Branch, OECD Economics Department While overall poverty is relatively low in France, it can be highly concentrated at the neighbourhood level. In some cases the income of up to 40% of households in such neighbourhoods falls short of the relative poverty line. Unemployment is high, many children struggle … More Improving life in France’s poor neighbourhoods

Continuing the reform process in France to improve job and income prospects

by Nicola Brandt and Pierre Guérin, France Desk, Country Studies Branch, OECD Economics Department 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 … More Continuing the reform process in France to improve job and income prospects

More competition for better economic outcomes in France

By Antoine Goujard, Economist, Country Studies, OECD Economics Department Strengthening competition would have positive effects on French competitiveness, employment, equity and well-being. The OECD (2015a) estimated that five sets of measures in the “Macron Law” – the reform of regulated professions, the extension of Sunday and evening trading, the opening-up of passenger coach transport, the … More More competition for better economic outcomes in France