Social and welfare issues


Society at a Glance 2019

OECD Social Indicators

This report, the ninth edition of the biennial OECD overview of social indicators, addresses the growing demand for quantitative evidence on social well-being and its trends. This year’s edition presents 25 indicators, several of which are new, and includes data for 36 OECD member countries and, where available, key partners (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa) and other G20 countries (Argentina and Saudi Arabia). The report features a special chapter on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people: their numbers, how they fare in terms of economic outcomes and well-being, and what policies can improve LGBT inclusivity. It also includes a special section based on the 2018 OECD Risks That Matter Survey on people’s perceptions of social and economic risks and the extent to which they think governments address those risks. In addition, the report provides a guide to help readers in understanding the structure of OECD social indicators.

Published on March 27, 2019Also available in: French, German, Korean

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SUMMARIESavailable in 12 languages

English Society at a Glance 2019 (Summary in English)
French Le Panorama de la société 2019
Spanish La sociedad de un vistazo 2019
German Gesellschaft auf einen Blick 2019
Japanese 図表で見る社会2019
Italian Uno sguardo sulla società 2019
Chinese 2019年社会概览
Korean 2019년도 사회부문 개요
Polish Społeczeństwo w skrócie 2019
Portuguese Panorama da Sociedade 2019
Russian Взгляд на общество 2019
Turkish 2019 Tek Bakışta Toplum


Acronyms and conventional signs
Executive summary
The LGBT challenge: How to better include sexual and gender minorities?
Interpreting OECD Social Indicators
Perceptions of social risks and government effectiveness3 chapters available
Social and economic risk perceptions and concerns
Perceptions of government effectiveness and fairness
Preferences for social policy
General context indicators5 chapters available
Household income
Demographic trends
Self-Sufficiency indicators5 chapters available
Education spending
Expected years in retirement
Equity indicators5 chapters available
Out-of-work benefits
Social spending
Affordable housing
Health Indicators5 chapters available
Life expectancy
Health spending
Tobacco and alcohol consumption
Social Cohesion Indicators5 chapters available
Life satisfaction
Confidence in institutions
Violence against women
Online activities
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