Society at a Glance offers a concise quantitative overview of social trends and policies across the OECD. This edition 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.
In addition to updating some of the indicators from previous editions, Society at a Glance 2009 adds several new and innovative ones, including adult height, perceived health status, risky youth behavior, and bullying. For the first time, the report also provides a condensed set of headline social indicators summarizing social well-being in OECD countries. In addition, a special chapter examines leisure time across the OECD.