Society at a Glance 2016
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Society at a Glance 2016

OECD Social Indicators

This is the eighth edition of Society at a Glance, the biennial OECD overview of social indicators. 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. The report features a special chapter on the NEET challenge and what can be done for jobless and disengaged youth. It also provides a guide to help readers in understanding the structure of OECD social indicators. All indicators are available as a web book and an e-book on OECD iLibrary.
 

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Life expectancy at birth continues to increase steadily in OECD countries, going up on average by three to four months every year. These gains in longevity can be attributed to a number of factors, including improved lifestyle, better working conditions and education, as well as progress in health care.

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