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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. 

     

Truth Hurts

Worldwide, more than one in three women have experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. Truth Hurts is an OECD talk series featuring informal conversations with experts and practitioners working with survivors of gender-based violence.

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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