Society at a Glance 2006

OECD Social Indicators

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OECD's biennial stocktaking of social indicators of OECD countries, this unique publication has been revised to be structurally similar to OECD's annual Factbook.  For each of the almost 40 indicators provided, a two-page spread shows on the left side definitions of indicators and commentaries on trends, while the right side shows tables and graphs highlighting key messages found in the data. This edition includes general context indicators such as income per capita, self-sufficiency indicators such as mothers in paid employment; equity indicators such as gender wage gaps; health indicators such as sick-related absences from work; and social cohesion indicators such as trust in political institutions. This edition includes StatLinks, URLs under each table and graph that link to Excel spreadsheets containing the underlying data.

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In the definition of the International Labour Organisation, a person is considered as “employed” if he or she works for pay, profit or family gain (in cash or in kind) for at least one hour per week, or is temporarily absent from work because of illness, holidays or industrial disputes. The data from labour force surveys of OECD countries used in this section rely on this definition. The basic indicator for employment used here is the employment-topopulation ratio (also called employment rate), which is measured as the proportion of the population of working age (persons aged between 15 and 64) who are employed, either as a self-employed or as an employee. Employment rates are presented for individuals grouped by age, gender and educational attainment.

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