ERIC Number: ED081702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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List of Social Concerns Common to Most OECD Countries. The OECD Social Indicator Development Programme.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Directorate for Manpower and Social Affairs.
This document is a report of the Manpower and Social Affairs Committee of the OECD on the development of a set of social objectives with the general goals of: identifying the social demands, aspirations and problems which are or will likely be major concerns of socio-economic planning processes; measuring and reporting change relative to these concerns; and focusing and enlightening public discussion and governmental decision-making. In this report, the Working Party on Social Indicators identifies, selects and specifies an agreed list of twenty four fundamental social concerns common to most Member countries. Concepts and principles for the selection of common social concerns are defined and the significance and applicability of the selected concerns are discussed. The concerns listed were developed according to the following basic criteria: a) concerns which are of present or potential interest to Member governments; b) fundamental human aspirations or concerns as opposed to means or instrumental aspects of well-being; c) major, essential aspects of well-being. Notes which clarify the meaning of words and concepts used in the list of social concerns are included. (Author/SHM)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Guidelines, Human Development, Interpersonal Competence, Labor Utilization, Objectives, Quality of Life, Social Attitudes, Social Change, Social Development, Social Environment, Social Indicators, Social Problems, Values
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Directorate for Manpower and Social Affairs.