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Society at a Glance 2014



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Society at a Glance 2014 takes stock of available information about the social challenges emerging since the beginning of the economic crisis, and countries’ policy responses to meet those challenges. 

This seventh edition shows that despite an improving global economy, the squeeze on public spending in many countries will make it increasingly difficult to cope with the social challenges thrown up by the crisis.

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This edition contains 25 indicators and features a special chapter on the social impact of the recent crisis

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Urgent action needed to tackle rising inequality and social divisions

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