Please cite as: OECD/Korea Policy Centre (2009), Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific Edition
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Press release - Country notes - Downloads: free publication & data files
13 August 2009
No. of Pages: 116
Society at a Glance – Asia/Pacific Edition 2009, a joint OECD/Korea Policy Centre publication, offers a concise quantitative overview of social trends and policies across Asia-Pacific economies.
This first edition draws from various secondary data sources to present a wide range of information on social issues such as:
employment and unemployment
poverty and inequality
gender wage gaps
social and health care expenditure
prison populations and drug usage
work and life satisfaction
Included is a guide to help readers understand the structure of OECD social indicators.
In addition to giving insights on the effectiveness of public policies and their contribution in furthering social and economic development, Society at a Glance – Asia/Pacific Edition 2009 aims to enhance interaction between OECD member countries and non-member Asia-Pacific economies.
OECD reveals evolving social trends in Asia-Pacific
Read the press release in Japanese and Korean
Key findings for selected economies
Full publication (.PDF - 8mb)
Data files (.XLS) available for:
[4th September 2009: Data for Chinese Taipei have been updated for GE2-3-5, SS1-2-3, EQ1-2-3, HE1-2-4-5 and CO1-2-8. Some figures may differ slightly from the published version.]
For further information, questions or feedback, please contact:
Maxime Ladaique or David Jonathan Gonzalez-Villascan from the OECD's Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate, or Ko Eunkyong from the OECD/Korea Policy Centre.
Society at a Glance 2009 - OECD Social Indicators
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