Abstract: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 the state of and trends in social well‐being. It updates some indicators included in the first edition and adds some new ones. Additionally, this edition makes a considerable effort to return to the roots of the publication with its "At a Glance" overview. It reduces the number of indicators to 25. There is a strong focus on simple language and a shorter text. Charts and boxes are direct and simple and reflect a higher degree of standardisation. We believe that such an approach is essential in this increasingly information‐rich age.
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: January 1, 2012