Slovak Journal for Educational Sciences / Slovenský časopis pre pedagogické vedy

Peter Ondrejkovič, Rastislav Bednárik: Social Indicators and Their Use

The concept of the social indicator arose from the need of monitoring of attaining certain goals that are important for an individual, the society and the mankind. Social indicators are saturated by data collected within official periodical or occasional surveys. The paper presents the classification of social indicators used by the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic, by UNO, OECD, and the European Union. Indicators of social exclusion and some selected indexes are explained in more detail.

PEDAGOGIKA SK 2010, Vol. 1. (No. 2: 123-153)

Key words: sign, indicator, social statistics, Statistics Slovakia, OECD social indicators, Education at a Glance, indexes, human poverty index