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Society at a Glance 2006: OECD Social Indicators (Complete Edition ‐ ISBN 9789264028197)

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OECD's biennial stocktaking of social indicators of OECD countries, this unique publication has been revised to be structurally similar to OECD's annual Factbook.  For each of the almost 40 indicators provided, a two‐page spread shows on the left side definitions of indicators and commentaries on trends, while the right side shows tables and graphs highlighting key messages found in the data. This edition includes general context indicators such as income per capita, self‐sufficiency indicators such as mothers in paid employment; equity indicators such as gender wage gaps; health indicators such as sick‐related absences from work; and social cohesion indicators such as trust in political institutions. This edition includes StatLinks, URLs under each table and graph that link to Excel spreadsheets containing the underlying data.

Part I. Indicators Framework and Assessment

Chapter 1. An Interpretive Guide

‐1. The Goals of Social Indicators

‐2. The Framework of OECD Social Indicators

‐3. The Selection and Description of Indicators

‐4. What You Can Find in this Publication

Chapter 2. Measuring Well‐Being: What Role for Social Indicators?

‐1. Introduction

‐2. Social Indicators

‐3. Monetary Measures of Economic Resources

‐4. Additional Adjustments to National Accounts Measures

‐5. Well‐Being and Happiness

‐6. Conclusions

Part II. OECD Social Indicators

General Context Indicators

‐National Income per Capita

‐Age‐Dependency Rates

‐Fertility Rates


‐Marriage and Divorce

Self‐Sufficiency Indicators



‐Mothers in Paid Employment

‐Childcare Costs

‐Tax Wedge on Labour

‐Out‐of‐Work Benefits

‐Students' Performance

Equity Indicators

‐Material Deprivation

‐Earnings Inequality

‐Gender Wage Gaps

‐Intergenerational Mobility

‐Public Social Spending

‐Poverty Persistence

‐Housing Costs

‐Old‐Age Pension Replacement Rates

Health Indicators

‐Life Expectancy

‐Health Care Expenditure

‐Low Birth Weight

‐Sick‐Related Absences from Work

‐Long‐Term Care Recipients

‐Health Inequalities

Social Cohesion Indicators




‐Work Accidents

‐Trust in Political Institutions

‐Life Satisfaction
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Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2007-02-01

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