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Society at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2011: (Complete Edition ‐ ISBN 9789264106154)

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This is the second edition of Society at a Glance Asia ‐Pacific, the biennial OECD overview of social indicators. This report addresses the growing demand for quantitative evidence on social well‐being and its trends. This report includes a special chapter on unpaid work. It also provides a guide to help readers in understanding the structure of social indicators and a summary. Part II reports on social indicators, including chapters covering the general context, self‐sufficiency, equity, health, and social cohesion.

Acronyms and Conventional Signs

OECD/Korea Policy Centre

Chapter 1. How do People in the Asia/Pacific Region Spend their Time?

‐Why time use is an important social indicator

‐The challenge of time‐use comparisons across Asia/Pacific countries and economies

‐Country‐specific issues from the surveys

‐Working time

‐Free time


Chapter 2. Interpreting OECD Social Indicators

‐The purpose of social indicators

‐The framework of 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

‐GE1. GDP per capita

‐GE2. Fertility

‐GE3. Marriage and divorce

‐GE4. Migration

‐GE5. Support rate

Chapter 5 . Self‐sufficiency Indicators

‐SS1. Employment

‐SS2. Unemployment.

‐SS3. Education

‐SS4. Early childhood education

‐SS5. Education spending

Chapter 6. Equity Indicators

‐EQ1. Poverty

‐EQ2. Income inequality

‐EQ3. Gender ratio

‐EQ4. Pensions

‐EQ5. Social spending

Chapter 7. Health Indicators

‐HE1. Life expectancy

‐HE2. Infant mortality

‐HE3. Water and sanitation

‐HE4. Adult height

‐HE5. Health expenditure

Chapter 8. Social Cohesion Indicators

‐CO1. Life satisfaction

‐CO2. Trust

‐CO3. Social behaviour

‐CO4. Suicide

‐CO5. Voting
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Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2012-01-01

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