OECD Family Database
Structure of the Database
The structure of the database organises indicators into four general areas of work:
- family structure;
- the labour market position of families;
- public policies towards families and children; and
- child outcomes.
Throughout 2008, development of indicators within these core subjects was carried out paying particular emphasis to areas which are presently “data poor” on a cross-national basis, for example participation in out-of-school-hours care, family-friendly workplace practices and the take-up of paid and unpaid parental leave.
Typical information presented within each indicator encompasses relevant definitions and methodology, comparability and data issues, information on sources and, where relevant, the raw data or descriptive information across countries. Time series where available can also be accessed. At present, the structure of the Family database does not include indicators that cover issues related to the position (and care needs) of elderly family members (see OECD webpages on pension or health).
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
- OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (ELS))
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Development Centre
- Babies and Bosses