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wchurchill, the early retirement statistics (which I thematised a lot without numbers in previous months) were interesting.

One more thing others haven't commented on:

An additional problem for France is that on the front end of the age groups, the 15-24 year olds, France's admirable policy of free higher end education plus other factors leads to only a 26% participation rate, versus 39% for the EU15 and 54% for the US.

Why is this a problem in your eyes?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Tue Apr 4th, 2006 at 04:53:39 AM EST

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