Measuring and Assessing Well-being in Israel provides a description of the level,
distribution, and sustainability of well-being in Israel. Drawing on the methodology
developed in the bi-annual report on well-being in OECD countries – How's Life? –
this report extends the methodology to provide in an-depth examination of well-being
in a single OECD country. The report examines well-being in Israel in the context
of the Israeli government's recent initiative to develop indicators of well-being,
resilience, and sustainability, and provides a complementary account of well-being
in Israel with a stronger focus on international comparisons.
Going beyond a simple statistical description of the level and distribution of well-being
in Israel, the report also uses Israel as a case study of how well-being measures
can be used to identify areas of high policy relevance. In particular, the report
analyses the preferences of Israeli citizens across the different dimensions of the
OECD well-being framework. Finally, the report reviews the Israeli statistical system
from the perspective of measuring well-being, and notes the key areas where further
statistical development is desirable.
Measuring and Assessing Well-being in Israel is part of the OECD Better Life Initiative,
which features a series of publications on measuring well-being, as well as the Better
Life Index, an interactive website that aims to involve citizens in the debate about
what a better life means to them.