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Social indicators

A collection of statistical information about human welfare and the level of development of an economy. The most commonly used social indicators are adult literacy, education expenditure, fertility rate, household income and time use, infant mortality, life expectancy, incidence of antisocial behaviour and criminal offences, income inequality, poverty rate, proportions of urban and rural population, social security expenditure, unemployment, voter turnout, and water and air quality. See also economic indicators.

Reference: Oxford Press Dictonary of Economics, 5th edt.