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Germany had the 2nd highest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2017. The country occupied the same position in 2016. The average single worker in Germany faced a tax wedge of 49.7% in 2017 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.
Government at a Glance provides a dashboard of key indicators to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.
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Key findings for Germany from the report "Pensions at a Glance 2017"
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The tax-to-GDP ratio in Germany increased by 0.5 percentage points, from 37.1% in 2015 to 37.6% in 2016. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.3 percentage points from 34.0% to 34.3% over the same period.
These notes present selected country highlights from the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017 with a specific focus on digital trends among all themes covered.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2017.