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Columbia University - Clearinghouse
The Clearinghouse on International Developments in Child, Youth, and Family Policies at Columbia University provides cross-national and comparative information about the policies, programs, benefits, and services available in advanced industrialised countries to address child, youth, and family needs.   [...]
Council of Europe - Recent Demographic Trends
Recent Demographic Developments in Europe - a yearly publication which is available online, provides detailed demographic data for European countries across long time spans. The publication of this series ended in 2004.   [...]
European Commission - MISSOC
The Mutual Information System Social Protection (MISSOC) promotes a continuous exchange of information on social protection among the EU Member States. MISSOC is a central information source on the social protection legislation of all Member States of the European Union, and of countries of the European Economic Area. Information and data are presented by topic.   [...]
European Data Center for Work and Welfare
Direct links to and information on more than 500 data sources on work and welfare, and on closely related fields.   [...]
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
The Observatory provides country-based health system profiles (HiTs), which include detailed descriptions of health systems and policy initiatives in progress or under development.   [...]
Eurostat - Data Explorer
The Eurostat Data Explorer provides moderated access to a wide range of statistical data, mostly covering the EU Member States and the countries of the European Economic Area.   [...]
Eurostat - Statistics Database
The Eurostat Database provides open access to a wide range of statistical data, mostly covering the EU Member States and the countries of the European Economic Area.   [...]
EURYDICE - Information Network for Education
The information network on education in Europe, Eurydice, is one of the strategic mechanisms established by the European Commission and the Member States to boost co-operation by improving awareness of systems and policies. Eurydice is an institutional network for gathering, monitoring, processing, and circulating reliable and readily comparable information on education systems and policies throughout Europe.   [...]
GESIS European System of Social Indicators
The European System of Social Indicators is used in the study of welfare and quality of life, and in changes in the social structures of European societies. It contains time series of indicators on population, households and families, housing, education and vocational training, labour market and working conditions, health, income, standard of living, and consumption patterns.   [...]
ILO Cost of Social Security Database
Data on national spending on different social security measures, such as old age pensions, are included in this database.   [...]
ILO Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM)
This is a collection of 20 key indicators of the labour market. It includes employment indicators, as well as variables relating to employment (status, sector, hours, etc.), the lack of work and the characteristics of jobseekers, education, wages and compensation costs, labour productivity, and working poverty.   [...]
LABORSTA is an International Labour Office database on labour statistics operated by the ILO Bureau of Statistics. It contains data and metadata for over 200 countries or territories.   [...]
International Network on Leave Policy and Research
The International Network on Leave Policy and Research brings together researchers from more than 20 countries. It provides regularly updated country-specific information on leave policy and research, as well as annual international reviews of leave policies and related research.   [...]
International Reform Monitor
The International Reform Monitor provides a wide range of information on social policy (health care, pension provision, family policy, state welfare), labour market policy and industrial relations in 15 OECD countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.   [...]
LIS Family Policy Database
LIS offers two family policy databases constructed by Janet Gornick and her colleagues. The first database describes selected work/family policies in 14 countries, as of the mid-1980s. The second database is an update and expansion of the first one. It includes characteristics of work/family policies in 12 countries, as of approximately 2000.   [...]
MPIDR Human Fertility Database
This database contains detailed data on births, unconditional and conditional fertility rates, cohort and period fertility tables, as well as selected aggregate indicators, such as total fertility rates, mean ages at childbearing, and parity progression ratios.   [...]
MPIDR Human Mortality Database
This database provides detailed mortality and population data to researchers, students, journalists, policy analysts, and others interested in the history of human longevity.   [...]
Nation Master
Nation Master is a vast compilation of data from sources such as the CIA World Factbook, the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF, and the OECD.   [...]
OECD – Early Childhood Education and Care Home Page
This website provides OECD country-specific reviews of national early childhood policies and organisations.   [...]
OECD - Factbook 2009
The OECD Factbook includes economic, environmental, and social statistics.   [...]
OECD - Family Database
This database offers indicators concerning family outcomes and family policies for all OECD countries.   [...]
OECD - Homepage
The OECD homepage provides access to various databases on economy, labour, welfare, education, demography, and other areas.   [...]
OECD - Social Welfare Statistics
The Social Welfare Statistics database provides various datasheets on public expenditures on different programs, as well as general socio-economic data.   [...]
OECD - Taxing Wages
The Taxing Wages database provides internationally comparative data on direct taxes levied on employees and their employers in all of the 30 member countries of the OECD. These taxes include the employer contributions to public social security and employee contributions to public social security, plus personal income tax. In addition, it specifies family benefits paid as cash transfers.   [...]
www.PLANetWIRE.org is a newsroom that serves as a guide to issues related to reproductive health rights and services, maternal and child health, equality in education, women's empowerment, and youth participation.   [...]
Population Reference Bureau
The Population Reference Bureau seeks to inform the public about the population dimensions of important social, economic and political issues. Its mission is to be the leader in providing timely and objective information on U.S. and international population trends and their implications.   [...]
Social Security Programs Throughout the World
This publication highlights the principal features of social security programs in more than 170 countries: old-age, survivors, and disability; sickness and maternity; work injury; unemployment; and family allowances. A set of tables in each volume provides information for each country on the types of social security programs, the types of mandatory systems for retirement income, and contribution rates, as well as demographic and other statistics related to social security.   [...]
The Global Policy Network
The Global Policy Network (GPN) provides information to the general public on the state of working people in the global economy. It also exchanges information and facilitates coordinated research and analysis among its contributing organisations.   [...]
TransMONEE Database
This database is associated with the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre’s MONEE project. It provides data relevant to the social and economic situations, and the well-being of children, young people, and women in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, and in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS).   [...]
UN Statistical Division - Classifications Registry
The Classifications Registry keeps updated information on Statistical Classifications maintained by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD).   [...]
UNDP Human Development Report (HDR)
The Human Development Report (HDR) presents data and analysis on issues and policy options that put people at the centre of strategies for meeting the challenges of development today, whether economic, social, political, or cultural. It is published annually. Four indices of human development are provided: the Human Development Index, the Gender-related Development Index, the Gender Empowerment Measure, and the Human Poverty Index.   [...]
UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Comparative educational statistics and country profiles are provided.   [...]
University of Calgary Family Policy Databases
The University of Calgary’s Comparative Family Cash Benefits Database and its Comparative Maternity, Parental, and Childcare Leave and Benefits Database cover 22 OECD countries.   [...]
WHO European Health For All Database (HFA-DB)
The European Health For All Database (HFA-DB) provides easy access to a wide range of basic health statistics for the 52 Member States of the WHO European Region. The database is a helpful tool for drawing international comparisons, and for assessing the health situation and trends in any European country in an international context.   [...]
WHO Statistical Information System (WHOSIS)
The WHO Statistical Information System is a uide to health and health-related epidemiological and statistical information, available from the World Health Organization. Most WHO technical programmes make statistical information available, and links to these programmes are on the website. It is also possible to search by keywords within the WHOSIS, or throughout the entire WHO site.   [...]
WIDER World Income Inequality Database
The WIDER United Nations University World Income Inequality Database (WIID) collects and stores information on income inequality for developed, developing, and transition countries. It is available on the website for download.   [...]
World Factbook CIA
The World Factbook CIA contains key country indicators on economy, government, people, the military, etc.   [...]
WORLDBANK Public Spending Cross Country Data
The Public Spending Cross Country Data website covers most countries of the world by economic and functional classifications.   [...]
WORLDBANK World Development Indicators
World Development Indicators (WDI) is the World Bank's premier annual compilation of data on development. The 2005 WDI includes more than 800 indicators in 83 tables, and is organised in six sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links.   [...]
WRI Earth Trends
This is an environmental information portal that provides country reports and data, including general economic and population indicators, as well as education, health, and environment indicators.   [...]

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