Interpreting OECD Social Indicators
Abstract:Society at a Glance 2009 contributes to addressing two questions:
Compared with their own past and with other OECD countries, what progress have countries made in their social development?
How effective have been the actions of society in furthering social development?
Addressing the first societal progress question requires indicators covering a broad range of social outcomes across countries and time. As social development requires improvements in health, education, and economic resources, as well as a stable basis for social interactions, indicators have to be found for all these dimensions.
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: May 1, 2009