This sixth edition of Society at a Glance, OECD’s biennial overview of social indicators, updates some indicators from previous volumes and introduces several new ones. It also features a special chapter on unpaid work. It includes data on the four newest OECD members: Chile, Estonia, Israel and Slovenia. Where available, data on major emerging economies Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa are also included.
There are 25 social indicators presented in Society at a Glance 2011. In Society at a Glance 2009, a summary was provided through a table which selected two indicators per chapter, chosen on the basis of their a priori importance and through consultation with member countries, and assigned “green” for performance in the top three deciles, “orange” for performance in the middle four deciles and “red” for the bottom