Society at a Glance 2011 – OECD Social Indicators

How are OECD societies progressing? How effective are their actions in promoting social progress? Society at a Glance provides a basis for addressing these twin questions. It offers a concise overview of quantitative social trends and policies across the OECD. This 2011 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 trust and tolerance.

Regarding employment and labour productivity in Spain, it is really significant that we work a number of hours per year quite higher than the main western countries, despite the prejudices. This is because of our less efficiency and productivity. Let´s work like Germans!!

The gender gap in unpaid work in Spain at 3 hours and 7 minutes per day is the sixth highest in the OECD. The OECD average gap is 2 hours and 28 minutes.

Among the most positive facts, we must underline our high level (78%) of tolerance of minority groups: ethnic minorities, migrants, and gays and lesbians. This 78% means the seventh highest community tolerance of minority groups in the OECD (OECD average=61%), and the third highest tolerance in OECD-Europe after the Netherlands, Ireland and Iceland.

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