2005 OECD Economic Surveys: France 2005

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This 2005 OECD Economic Survey of France focuses on three key challenges faced by France: making the fiscal system sustainable, improving labour market performance, and product market competition. The chapter on the fiscal system includes annexes on ageing and health care expenditure and reforms to the health care system. The chapter on labour markets includes annexes showing the evolution of employment protection legislation and analysing collective bargaining reform of April 2004.

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Making the Fiscal System Sustainable and More Efficient

Over the past two decades public debt as a percentage of GDP has risen almost without pause, and the shares of public expenditure and revenues in GDP remain among the highest in OECD countries. Control of expenditure has been particularly difficult in the social and health insurance sector. The tax and social security contribution systems are rather complex creating high administrative costs and a number of distortions to incentives. This chapter recommends: i) continuing efforts to control health and other expenditures, and reviewing the way in which some expenditure responsibilities and associated financial...

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