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Society at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2014

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This is the third edition of Society at a Glance Asia/Pacific, a regularly updated OECD overview of social indicators, which addresses the growing demand for quantitative evidence on social well-being and its trends. This report starts with an introductory chapter providing a guide to help readers understanding the OECD Social Indicator framework. Chapters 2 and three are special thematic chapters to address two increasingly topical issues in the social debate: Gender Equality in Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship and Social Protection Expenditure.

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Educational attainment and student performance

The level of education of the population gives an indication of its stock of human capital.A higher stock of human capital means higher labour productivity and hence higher income-generating capacity. The average number of years spent in education among the working-age population is the most readily available and cross-nationally comparable measures of on educational attainment across the Asia/Pacific region.

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