OECD Factbook 2008: Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics

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OECD Publishing, Mar 20, 2008 - Business & Economics - 294 pages

The Factbook is the OECD's most comprehensive and dynamic statistical annual. More than 100 indicators cover a wide range of areas: economy, agriculture, education, energy, environment, foreign aid, health and quality of life, industry, information and communications, population/ labor force, trade and investment, taxation, public expenditure, and R& D. The focus of the 2008 edition is on productivity. Each indicator has a two-page spread: the left page provides a short introductory text followed by a detailed definition of the indicator, comments on comparability of the data, an assessment of related long-term trends, and a list of references for further information; the right page contains a table and a graph that provide --at a glance --the key message conveyed by the data. A dynamic link (StatLink) is provided for each table. It directs the user to a web pagpage where the corresponding data are available in Excel(R) format.

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