Society at a Glance: OECD Social Indicators

Editor: OECD Publishing
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-9-26-420072-2
Category: Social Sciences - Sociology
Image Count: 86
Book Status: Available
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A complete overview of social indicators, this report addresses the growing demand for quantitative evidence on social well-being and its trends. It includes data for the 34 OECD Member countries and where available data for key partners (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa) and for other G20 countries (Argentina and Saudi Arabia).

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Table of Contents

  • Acronyms and conventional signs
  • Editorial
  • Executive summary
  • Chapter 1. The crisis and its aftermath: A “stress test” for societies and for social policies
  • Introduction
  • 1. Social outcomes in the wake of the economic crisis
  • 2. Social policy responses to date
  • 3. Can social policies be made more crisis-proof?
  • References
  • Annex 1.A1. Approach used to construct country groupings in Figure 1.8
  • Chapter 2. Interpreting OECD social indicators
  • The purpose of Society at a Glance
  • The selection and description of indicators
  • What can be found in this publication
  • Further reading
  • Chapter 3. General context indicators
  • Household income
  • Fertility
  • Migration
  • Family
  • Old age support rate
  • Chapter 4. Self-sufficiency indicators
  • Employment
  • Unemployment
  • Youth neither in employment, education nor training (NEETs)
  • Expected years in retirement
  • Education spending
  • Chapter 5. Equity indicators
  • Income inequality
  • Poverty
  • Living on benefits
  • Social spending
  • Recipients of out-of-work benefits
  • Chapter 6. Health indicators
  • Life expectancy
  • Perceived health status
  • Suicide
  • Health expenditure
  • Coverage for health care
  • Chapter 7. Social cohesion indicators
  • Life satisfaction
  • Tolerance
  • Confidence in institutions
  • Safety and crime
  • Helping others