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International Statistics

Social, Education, Health Statistics


Cultural and Social

  • Ethnologue: Languages of the World 
    "Catalogue of more than 6,700 languages spoken in 228 countries."


  • OECD Family Database 
    Cross-national indicators on the situation of families and children for OECD countries.


  • OECD Social Expenditure Database 
    "It includes reliable and internationally comparable statistics on public and (mandatory and voluntary) private social expenditure at programme level."


  • Pew Global Attitudes Project 
    "The Pew Global Attitudes Project is a series of worldwide public opinion surveys that encompasses a broad array of subjects ranging from people's assessments of their own lives to their views about the current state of the world and important issues of the day. More than 150,000 interviews in 54 countries have been conducted as part of the project's work."


  • UNESCO Reports: Culture and Communication 
    Data on books, broadcasting, films, and libraries.


  • World Values Survey 
    "The World Values Survey (WVS) is a global network of social scientists who have surveyed the basic values and beliefs of the publics of more than 80 societies, on all six inhabited continents."





Sources are drawn from an excellent guide produced by the University Libraries of the University of Maryland.