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The tax wedge for the average single worker in Germany decreased by 0.1 percentage points from 49.6 in 2017 to 49.5 in 2018. The OECD average tax wedge in 2018 was 36.1 (2017, 36.2).
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This country fact-sheet presents key figures from "Under Pressure: The Squeezed Middle Class". This report analyses the trends of middle-income households in areas such as employment, consumption, wealth and debt, as well as perceptions and social attitudes. It also includes recommendations for protecting middle-class living standards and financial security in the face of economic challenges.
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This country highlight puts the spotlight on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people: their numbers, their economic situation and well-being and policies to improve LGBT inclusivity. It also includes a special chapter on people’s perceptions of social and economic risks and presents a selection of social indicators.
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The tax-to-GDP ratio in Germany increased by 0.1 percentage points, from 37.4% in 2016 to 37.5% in 2017. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 34.0% to 34.2% over the same period.
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The digital revolution, globalisation and demographic changes are transforming labour markets at a time when policy makers are also struggling with slow productivity and wage growth and high levels of income inequality. The new OECD Jobs Strategy provides a comprehensive framework and policy recommendations to help countries address these challenges.
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Resistance proportions for eight antibiotic-bacterium pairs in Germany have decreased in recent years, from 12% in 2005 to 10% in 2015, and could go up to 13% by 2030, should current trends in antibiotic consumption, population and economic growth continue into the future. Resistance proportions in Germany were lower than the OECD average in 2015 (17%).
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Die Resistenzraten für acht Antibiotikum-Bakterium Kombinationen sind in Deutschland zwischen 2005 und 2015 von 12% auf 10% gesunken, könnte aber bis zum Jahr 2030 wieder auf 13% ansteigen, falls die Trends im Antibiotika-Konsum, sowie beim Bevölkerungs- und Wirtschaftswachstum anhalten. Der Resistenzraten in Deutschland lagen im Jahr 2015 unter dem OECD-Durchschnitt (17%).
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A lack of access to affordable housing has emerged in Germany. Especially in the largest cities, a mismatch between demand and supply contributes to rising house prices and rents, creating challenges for housing affordability and inclusive growth.
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Germany faces growing labour shortages both in high- and medium-skilled occupations and well-managed labour migration is a key policy lever to mitigate these shortages.
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Fully reaping the opportunities of digitalisation is essential to sustain productivity growth and improve living standards in Germany.