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Social and welfare issues


Effective social policy protects individuals and their families, and helps them lead a fulfilling life. We identify policies that help individuals and their families, and make societies and economies work more effectively.

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Find a wide range of data on social issues and compare how other countries are doing. 

     

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The OECD Gender Portal

Gender equality is not just a moral imperative, but is also key to the creation of stronger, more sustainable and more inclusive economies. Find out more...

 

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Compare your income

What's your perception of income inequality? Compare your income to see whether your perception is in line with reality. In June 2020, an updated edition was released to explore how people’s perceptions of inequality impact their willingness to support redistribution and to see what areas users would prioritise for public spending.

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