Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific Edition 2011


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Publication date:

15 December 2011

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Society at a Glance – Asia/Pacific Edition 2011, offers a concise quantitative overview of social trends and policies across Asia/Pacific countries and economies.

This second edition draws from various secondary data sources to present a wide range of information on social issues such as:

  • migration
  • employment and unemployment
  • poverty and inequality
  • social and health care expenditure
  • life satisfaction

Included is a guide to help readers understand the structure of OECD social indicators as well as a special chapter on Time Use in Asia/Pacific Region.

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 2011 aims to enhance interaction between OECD member countries and non-member Asia/Pacific countries and economies (full free .PDF).

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Chapter 1. How do People in the Asia/Pacific Region Spend Their Time? (.PDF).

This TRAFFIC LIGHT summary table allows you to compare where your country stands across selected indicators (.xls)

General Context Indicators

GE1. GDP per capita

GE2. Fertility

GE3. Marriage and divorce

GE4. Migration

GE5. Support rate

Self-sufficiency Indicators

SS1. Employment

SS2. Unemployment

SS3. Education

SS4. Early childhood education

SS5. Education spending

Equity Indicators

EQ1. Poverty

EQ2. Inequality

EQ3. Gender Ratio

EQ4. Pensions

EQ5. Social spending

Health Indicators

HE1. Life expectancy

HE2. Infant mortality

HE3. Water and sanitation

HE4. Adult height

HE5. Health expenditure 

Social Cohesion Indicators

CO1. Life satisfaction

CO2. Trust

CO3. Social behaviours

CO4. Suicide

CO5. Voting


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Further information

For further information, questions or feedback, please contact:
Luca Lorenzoni or Maxime Ladaique  from the OECD's Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate,