Summary of Society at a Glance 2014

OECD Social Indicators: The Crisis and Its Aftermath

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Society at a Glance 2014 book summary
Governments must take steps to secure the social well-being of the multitudes the recession has harmed.


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This OECD report delivers valuable empirical data on the social situation in the wake of the recession in more than 40 countries. The data present a troubling view of global well-being. Despite people’s need for benefits and services, many countries – burdened by the recession and decades-long deficits – cannot afford to help their people. This information about fallout from the recession may prove revelatory as future generations deal with deep-seated social and economic problems. getAbstract recommends the OECD’s research to government leaders, NGOs and social services planners.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What “social indicators” reveal about the state of international society
  • How to create “crisis-proof” social protection systems


The Economic Crisis and Global Society
The effects of the 2008 fiscal crisis and the recession that followed still linger. Young people, men and the poorly skilled are the hardest hit. In 2012, the percentage of young people “not in employment, education or training” rose to 20% or more...
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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is a forum within which governments collaborate to solve worldwide economic, social and environmental problems.

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