Society at a Glance, a biennial overview of social indicators, offers a concise quantitative overview of social trends and policies across the OECD. It includes a wide range of information on social issues such as demography and family characteristics, employment and unemployment, poverty and inequality, social and health care expenditure, and work and life satisfaction. It also provides a guide to help readers understand the structure of OECD indicators.
The 2013 edition updates some indicators from previous volumes and introduces several new ones. It also features a special chapter on unpaid work. The book 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.