Social indicators and society

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Society at a Glance offers a concise quantitative overview of social trends and policies across the OECD. This edition includes a wide range of information on social issues such as demography and family characteristics, employment and unemployment, poverty and inequality, social and health care expenditure, and work and life satisfaction.

Society at a Glance: OECD Social Indicators [OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Society at a Glance: OECD Social Indicators. Society at a Glance: OECD Social Indicators Edition [oecd publishing] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

OECD's biennial stocktaking of social indicators of OECD countries, this unique publication has been revised to be structurally similar to OECD's annual Factbook.

For each of the almost 40 indicators providedPrice: $ The aim of the Handbook of Social Indicators and Quality of Life Research is to create an overview of the field of Quality of Life (QOL) studies in the early years of the 21st century that can be updated and improved upon as the field evolves and the century unfolds.

Social indicators are. The focus of this volume is nothing less than the entire set of social indicators—statistics, statistical series, and all other forms of evidence—that enable us to assess where we stand and where we are going with respect to our values and goals and to evaluate specific programs and determine their impact.

Get this from a library. Social indicators and social policy. [Andrew Shonfield; Stella Shaw; Social Science Research Council (U.S.); Social Science Research Council (Great Britain);] -- The contributions made by European scholars to the discussion at the joint conference of the British and American Social Science Research Councils at Ditchley in Preface: a historical note on social indicators / Bertram M.

Gross --Detection and anticipation of impact: the nature of the task / Raymond A. Bauer --Social indicators and goals / Albert D.

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Biderman --The state of the nation: social systems accounting: a social systems model, system structure, system performance, toward social indicators. A proposal for a set of social indicators that assess the quality of our social system and the quality of life.

Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Book Description: Includes many original contributions by an assembly of distinguished social scientists.

They set forth the main features of a changing American society: how its organization for accomplishing major social change has evolved, and how its benefits and deficits are distributed among the various parts of the population. Is the leading journal on quality of life measurement and indicators.

Covers all aspects of the measurement of the quality of life. Incorporates developments occurring in the field. Is a reference point on models, methods, and data. Enhances the understanding of social reality and its complexity. Social Indicators.

Social indicators are typically rather persistent, implying that the amount of information in the time-series data is limited.

From: Handbook of Development Economics, Related terms: Developing Countries; Social Structure; Economic and Social Development; Sociologists; Appropriate Technology; Quality of Life; Deprivation.

Society at a Glance, a biennial overview of social indicators, offers a concise quantitative overview of social trends and policies across the OECD. It includes a wide range of information on social issues such as demography and family characteristics, employment and unemployment, poverty and inequality, social and health care expenditure, and work and life Author: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD.

Series: Compendium of Social Statistics & Indicators-Escwa (Book 10) Paperback: 60 pages; Publisher: United Nations; ed.

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Data and research on social and welfare issues including families and children, gender equality, GINI coefficient, well-being, poverty reduction, human capital and inequality., 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.

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The role of social indicators known as social reporting, social systems accounting, and social intelligence is set forth in the following definition: Social indicators—statistics, statistical series, and all other forms of evidence—are summary measures that enable policymakers and other decision makers to assess various social aspects of an ongoing society and to evaluate specific programs.

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. About this series This series aims to provide a public forum for single treatises and collections of papers on social indicators research that are too long to be published in our journal Social Indicators Research.

Like the journal, the book series deals with statistical assessments of the quality of. The social indicators in this book provide a concise overview of social trends and policies while paying due attention to the different national contexts in which such policies are being pursued.

OECD social indicators include both context indicators and response indicators. This is the eighth edition of Society at a Glance, the biennial OECD overview of social indicators. This report addresses the growing demand for quantitative evidence on social well-being and its trends.

It updates some indicators included in the previous editions published since and introduces several new ones, with 25 indicators in total. Get this from a library. Society at a glance: OECD social indicators.

[Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.;] -- "Social policy covers a great number of issues which do not stand on their own but, as is increasingly recognised, are both diverse and interlinked.

For example tackling social exclusion involves. Describes the challenges in assessing the second-order consequences of the US space program on American society as an instance of studying the ramifications of technical innovations, defines social indicators, and advocates for more systematic development thereof.

Ferriss, A. The uses of social indicators. Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

ISBN: OCLC Number: SOCIAL INDICATORS AND QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH: BACKGROUND, ACHIEVEMENTS AND CURRENT TRENDS* Heinz-Herbert Noll At the beginning of the 21st century, social indicators and quality of life research are well established fields of social science in many countries around the world.

Building on Ogburn's legacy of research on social trends, a third approach to social indicators focuses on social measurements and analyses designed to improve the understanding of what the main features of society are, how they interrelate, and how these features and their relationships change (Sheldon and Parkep.

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. The New York City Social Indicators Survey demonstrates the use of social indicators—repeated, population-based measures of economic, social, and health outcomes—to answer questions about inequality and well-being.

Social indicators were widely embraced in the s, fueled by the recognition that social and health policymakers needed. Annotation Social indicators are an important tool for evaluating a country's level of social development and for assessing the impact of policy. Such indicators are already in use in investigating poverty and social exclusion in several European countries and have begun to play a significant role inadvancing the social dimension of the European Union as a whole.

Human beings learn through social means—through interactions with others as well as through the products of culture such as books and television (IOM, ). Reliance on tools and symbolic resources, notably language, is a hallmark of culture.

Language is central to social life and mediates the acquisition of much cultural knowledge. The main social indicators of development include education, health, employment and unemployment rates and gender equality, and this post introduces students to the specific indicators which institutions such as the World Bank and United Nations use to measure how ‘developed’ a country is, and the main indices which are used to compare the levels of development of different countries.

Get this from a library! Society at a glance OECD social indicators. [Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.;] -- Society at a glance offers a concise quantitative overview of social trends and policies across the OECD.

This edition includes a wide range of information on social issues such as demography. Indicators simplify complex issues and produce numeric evidence to guide and justify decision-making. However, we know little about the social processes constituting quantitative knowledge or its effects on public ordering practices.

This book shows how technologies of quantification change our modes of knowing in subtle and often unrecognized cturer: Cambridge University Press.A. Carvalho, in Sustainability in the Design, Synthesis and Analysis of Chemical Engineering Processes, Social Pillar “Social sustainability is a quality of societies.

It signifies the nature–society relationships, mediated by work, as well as relationships within the society” [58, p. 72].Social indicators are mainly related to qualitative and semiqualitative criteria, which are.