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Society at a Glance 2011: OECD Social Indicators (Complete Edition ‐ ISBN 9789264098534)

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This sixth edition of Society at a Glance, OECD's biennial overview of social indicators,  updates some indicators from previous volumes and introduces several new ones. It also features a special chapter on unpaid work. It includes data on the four newest OECD members: Chile, Estonia, Israel and Slovenia. Where available, data on major emerging economies Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa are also included.

Chapter 1. Cooking and caring, building and repairing: Unpaid work around the world

Chapter 2. Interpreting OECD social indicators

‐The purpose of Society at a Glance

‐The framework for OECD social indicators

‐The selection and description of indicators

‐What can be found in this publication

Chapter 3. Society at a Glance: An overview

Chapter 4. General context indicators

‐Household income




‐Old age support rate

Chapter 5. Self‐sufficiency indicators



‐Student performance

‐Pensionable years

‐Education spending

Chapter 6. Equity indicators

‐Income inequality


‐Income difficulties

‐Leaving low income from benefits

‐Social spending

Chapter 7. Health indicators

‐Life expectancy

‐Infant mortality

‐Positive and negative experiences

‐Water and air quality

‐Health spending

Chapter 8. Social cohesion indicators


‐Confidence in social institutions

‐Pro‐ and anti‐social behaviour


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Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2011-04-01

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