Publications & Documents


  • 16-October-2015

    English

    Stat of the Week - Jobs and skills

    The vast majority of workers in low- and middle-income countries still work in agriculture and elementary occupation or in blue collar jobs. More surprisingly, this is also the case in several developed OECD countries, despite talk of the digital revolution and knowledge-based economy.

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  • 14-October-2015

    English, PDF, 1,720kb

    How's life in Luxembourg?

    This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2015.

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  • 14-October-2015

    English, PDF, 1,644kb

    How's life in Estonia?

    This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2015.

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  • 14-October-2015

    English, PDF, 1,742kb

    How's life in Denmark?

    This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2015.

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  • 14-October-2015

    English, PDF, 1,757kb

    How's life in the United Kingdom?

    This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2015.

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  • 13-October-2015

    English

    How's Life? 2015 - Measuring Well-being

    How’s Life? describes the essential ingredients that shape people’s well-being in OECD and partner countries. It includes a wide variety of statistics, capturing both material well-being (such as income, jobs and housing) and the broader quality of people’s lives (such as their health, education, work-life balance, environment, social connections, civic engagement, subjective well-being and safety). The report documents the latest evidence on well-being, as well as changes over time, and the distribution of well-being outcomes among different groups of the population.

    This third edition of How’s Life? develops our understanding of well-being in new ways. There is a special focus on child well-being, which finds that not all children are getting a good start in life, and those living in less affluent families face more risks to their well-being. The report introduces new measures to capture some of the natural, human, social and economic resources that play a role in supporting well-being over time. A chapter on volunteering suggests that volunteer work can create a virtuous circle: doing good makes people feel good, and brings a variety of other well-being benefits to both volunteers and to society at large. Finally, the report looks at inequalities in well-being across different regions within countries, demonstrating that where people live can shape their opportunities for living well.

    How’s Life? 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.

  • 13-October-2015

    English, PDF, 1,750kb

    How's life in Belgium?

    This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2015.

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  • 13-October-2015

    English, PDF, 1,749kb

    How's life in Canada?

    This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2015.

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  • 13-October-2015

    Spanish, PDF, 1,742kb

    ¿Cómo va la vida en Chile?

    This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2015.

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  • 13-October-2015

    English, PDF, 1,742kb

    How's life in Chile?

    This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2015.

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