Society at a Glance 2016

OECD Social Indicators

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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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Labour market entry

Finding a stable job after leaving school or university can be a lengthy process involving bumps and false starts. Labour market entrants face a much greater risk of unemployment than young people who have been out of education for a while (). Their unemployment rate is more than twice as high as that of all youth out of education (33 vs. 16% across OECD countries). Young people who recently left education have particular difficulties finding work in countries where youth unemployment remains high in the aftermath of the crisis – in Italy and Greece, over 60% of labour market entrants are looking for work.

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