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OECD Family Database

1. General description

    The OECD Family Database is an online database with comparable statistics on family outcomes, structure, labour market position and family policies across 30 OECD countries (OECD). The OECD Family Database brings together information from different OECD databases (e.g. the OECD Social Expenditure Database, the OECD Benefits and Wages Database, or the OECD Education Database) and databases maintained by other international organisations.

    Here we focus on indicators and statistical data. For information on policy data see the OECD Family Database in the subcategories Social Care and Families in our category 'Policies and Institutions'.

2. Main topics

    The database (version December 2013) includes 70 indicators under four main dimensions:
  • Structures of families
  • Labour market positions of families
  • Public policies for families and children
  • Child outcomes 

3. Data

  • Quantitative and quantified, qualitative data
  • Macro-level data
  • Most data cover the year 2004/2005, 2008. For some topics, growth or trend data cover the period 1980-2005

4. Countries covered

  • All OECD countries
  • All countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

5. Keyword search facility on website

    Yes, at OECD Advanced Search. This is a search engine for all OECD data, not specifically for the OECD Family Database. Keyword search is possible in publications, questionnaires, reports or other documents.

6. Data access

7. Additional information