Publications & Documents


  • 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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  • 13-October-2015

    English, PDF, 1,746kb

    How's life in the Czech Republic?

    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, 1,676kb

    How's life in Finland?

    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, 1,112kb

    How's life in Germany?

    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, 1,746kb

    How's life in Hungary?

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

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