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Society at a Glance 2019

OECD Social Indicators

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This report, the ninth edition of the biennial OECD overview of social indicators, addresses the growing demand for quantitative evidence on social well-being and its trends. This year’s edition presents 25 indicators, several of which are new, and includes data for 36 OECD member countries and, where available, key partners (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa) and other G20 countries (Argentina and Saudi Arabia).

The report features a special chapter on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people: their numbers, how they fare in terms of economic outcomes and well-being, and what policies can improve LGBT inclusivity. It also includes a special section based on the 2018 OECD Risks That Matter Survey on people’s perceptions of social and economic risks and the extent to which they think governments address those risks. In addition, the report provides a guide to help readers in understanding the structure of OECD social indicators.

English Also available in: French

Employment

Employment is a key factor in self-sufficiency. On average, seven-out-of-ten working-age adults in the OECD area are employed (). In Iceland and Switzerland, more than eight out of ten are employed, compared with five out of ten in Greece and Turkey. Employment levels are generally above OECD average in Nordic and Anglophone countries, and they are below OECD average in Mediterranean, South American and non-Member countries, except in China.

English Also available in: French

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