May 18, 2022

Reference/Data: Society at a Glance 2016 (OECD Social Indicators)

Society at a Glance 2016: OECD Social Indicators was recently published by the OECD. The report and data can be accessed in several formats.

2016-10-09_12-49-13This is the eighth edition of Society at a Glance, the biennial OECD overview of social indicators. This report addresses the growing demand for quantitative evidence on social well-being and its trends. It updates some indicators included in the previous editions published since 2001 and introduces several new ones, with 25 indicators in total.It includes data for the 35 OECD member countries and where available data for key partners (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa); other G20 countries (Argentina and Saudi Arabia) are also included.

The report features a special chapter on the NEET challenge and what can be done for jobless and disengaged youth. It also provides a guide to help readers in understanding the structure of OECD social indicators. All indicators are available as a web book and an e-book on OECD iLibrary.

Direct to Full Text Report (140 pages; PDF)
No charge to download.

Direct to Report Homepage
Read report online by section, download in EPUB format, etc. Data is also downloadable in .xls format.

Direct to Previous Editions

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