Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Thorsten Hellmann, Pia Schmidt, Sascha Matthias Heller

Social Justice in the EU and OECD - In a nutshell

Index Report 2019

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Date of publication
1. edition
20 pages, PDF


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Data on employment have reached levels above those of the peak of the financial crisis in nearly all EU and OECD countries. Nevertheless, the share of people at risk of poverty has shown little decline. Stagnation is also evident with regard to intergenerational justice, a fact that could prove costly for young and coming generations. The Social Justice Index investigates opportunities for social participation in the 41 EU and OECD countries on the basis of 46 quantitative and qualitative criteria. The index examines six dimensions of social justice: poverty, education, the labor market, intergenerational justice, health, and social inclusion and nondiscrimination.

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