UN Social Indicators Report
Summary Advice: The Social Indicators (UN) report covers a wide range of topics related to country performance relative to goals set at UN conferences concerning children, development, social development and the status of women. Data is compiled by the Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, from many national and international sources.
Main Points: The indicators consist mainly of the minimum list which has been proposed for follow-up and monitoring implementation of major United Nations conferences on children, population and development, social development and women. This minimum list is contained in the Report of the Expert Group on the Statistical Implications of Recent Major United Nations Conferences.
Technical background on the development of social indicators is contained in two United Nations publications, Handbook on Social Indicators(United Nations publication, Series F, No. 49, 1989) and Towards a System of Social and Demographic Statistics (United Nations publication, Series F, No. 18, 1975)
Indicators are provided on the following areas:
o Population size;
o Composition of population;
o Population growth and distribution
o Maternal mortality ad infant mortality
o Contraceptive prevalence
o Persons per room
o Human settlements
o Water supply and sanitation
o Primary education
o Secondary education
o Tertiary education
o School life expectancy
o Income and economic activity
o Part-time employment
o Distribution of labour force by status in employment
o Adult unemployment
Access to database: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products/socind/
Source: United Nations Statistic Division, Social Indicators, 2013
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