This fifth edition of Society at a Glance: Asia/Pacific provides an overview of social
indicators for the region. Quantitative evidence on social indicators such as poverty,
social expenditures, and demographic trends across countries in Asia and the Pacific
helps economies identify where they can learn from the experience of other countries.
Chapter 1 introduces this volume and provides readers with a guide to help them interpret
OECD Social Indicators. The remainder of the publication presents the indicators in
a standardised format: one page of figures and accompanying text, pointing the reader
to sources and potential caveats with measurement issues. The indicators are grouped
into five chapters: general context, self-sufficiency, equity, health and social cohesion.
Each chapter holds five indicators, but the health chapter includes an additional
indicator to illustrate recent trends in cases and deaths related to the COVID-19
Family Database in the Asia-Pacific Region: This database, produced and hosted by the OECD KOREA Policy Centre, is based around the OECD Family Database framework and offers a range of data on families, family policies and children for nine Asia-Pacific countries and economies (Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam).