Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs

Society at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2014

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Published on October 31, 2014

Also available in: Korean


This is the third edition of Society at a Glance Asia/Pacific, a regularly updated OECD overview of social indicators, which addresses the growing demand for quantitative evidence on social well-being and its trends. This report starts with an introductory chapter providing a guide to help readers understanding the OECD Social Indicator framework. Chapters 2 and three are special thematic chapters to address two increasingly topical issues in the social debate: Gender Equality in Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship and Social Protection Expenditure.


Acronyms and conventional signs
Executive summary
Introduction to Society at a Glance Asia/Pacific
Gender equality in the three Es in the Asia/Pacific region
Looking at social protection globally, in the OECD and in the Asia/Pacific region
General context indicators5 chapters available
GDP per capita
Marriage and divorce
International migration
Old-age support ratio
Self-sufficiency indicators5 chapters available
Labour force participation
Early childhood education and care
Educational attainment and student performance
Education spending
Equity indicators5 chapters available
Income inequality
Pensions: coverage and replacement rates
Public social expenditure
Health indicators5 chapters available
Life expectancy at birth
Infant and child mortality
Low birth weight
Health expenditure
Hospital care
Social cohesion indicators5 chapters available
Life satisfaction
Confidence in institutions
Trust and safety
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