Society at a Glance 2016: OECD Social Indicators

Editor: OECD Publishing
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-92-64-26571-4
Category: Social Sciences
Image Count: 103
Book Status: Available
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This report addresses the growing demand for quantitative evidence on social well-being and its trends. It updates some indicators included in the previous editions published since 2001 and introduces several new ones, with 25 indicators in total. It includes data for the 35 OECD member countries and where available data for key partners (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa); other G20 countries (Argentina and Saudi Arabia) are also included.

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Table of Contents

  • Acronyms and conventional signs
  • Executive summary
  • Chapter 1: The NEET challenge: What can be done for jobless and disengaged youth?
  • Introduction
  • 1: Youth employment in the aftermath of the Great Recession
  • 2: Who are the NEETs? A profile of jobless youth
  • 3: Safety nets for low­income youth
  • 4: Policies to promote self­sufficiency among young people
  • 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
  • Chapter 3: General context indicators
  • Household income
  • Fertility
  • Migration
  • Family
  • Demographic trends
  • Chapter 4: Self­sufficiency indicators
  • Employment
  • Unemployment
  • Skills
  • Education spending
  • Labour market entry
  • Chapter 5: Equity indicators
  • Income inequality
  • Poverty
  • Living on benefits
  • Social spending
  • Recipients of out­of­work benefits
  • Chapter 6: Health indicators
  • Life expectancy
  • Perceived health status
  • Suicide
  • Health spending
  • Tobacco and alcohol consumption
  • Chapter 7: Social cohesion indicators
  • Life satisfaction
  • Trust
  • Voting
  • Crime and prisoners
  • Social networks