The following indicator tables contain data in important human development dimensions comparing the United States to our “peer” nations. This is a group of 30 countries, mostly in Europe and the Nordic countries plus Australia, Japan and Mexico. They make up the members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
These tables were prepared using official data from international organizations recognized as data providers for those indicators. All data are standardized in order to ensure comparability between countries. This process of standardization is time consuming, and there is typically a delay of two to three years. For every indicator, we have tried to present the most updated data. In some cases, one column will contain a mix of years due to data availability.
Excel tables are available in the following areas: