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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International migration

There is a considerable variation in the share of international migrants in the total population (, Panel A). In Macau (China), Brunei Darussalam, Singapore and Hong Kong (China), Australia and New Zealand more than one-quarter of the population was foreign born (please note the differences in the axis regarding the population shares of migrants in the top and bottom parts of , Panel A). In China and Indonesia – countries with considerable internal migration – the population share of international migrants was negligible at less than 0.1% of the total population in 2013.



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