1887

Society at a Glance 2009

OECD Social Indicators

image of Society at a Glance 2009

Society at a Glance offers a concise quantitative overview of social trends and policies across the OECD. This 2009 edition includes a wide range of information on social issues – such as demography and family characteristics, employment and unemployment, poverty and inequality, social and health care expenditure, and work and life satisfaction –as well as a guide to help readers understand the structure of OECD social indicators. 

In addition to updating some of the indicators from previous editions, Society at a Glance 2009 adds several new and innovative social indicators, including adult height, perceived health status, risky youth behaviour and bullying. For the first time, the report also provides a condensed set of headline social indicators summarising social well-being in OECD countries. In addition, a special chapter examines leisure time across the OECD.

English French, German, Korean

.

Headline Social Indicators

In the 1970s and 1980s, social indicators were developed to provide a better tool than conventional market income indicators for the assessment of living and working conditions. Today the various issues of Society at a Glance provide rich information on social conditions in different OECD countries and on the measures taken to improve them. This richness, however, comes at a price. It is difficult for readers to get a concise picture of how social conditions compare across countries and evolve over time from a quick scan of Society at a Glance.

English French

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error