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a problem in the context of the specific discussion,,,, not providing workers from the 15-24 year old group, at the same rate as other economies, to replace a high rate of attrition of the 55--64 year olds.  Maybe my intent would have been clearer had I said:
Ironically, 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.
But I thought the use of the word "admirable" would have conveyed my intent.  It's not uncommon for good policies to have costs that show up elsewhere.  It doesn't mean they are not good policies.
by wchurchill on Tue Apr 4th, 2006 at 02:04:35 PM EST
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