How do you define a better life? What matters most to you – good schools, safe streets or something else?
The OECD Better Life Initiative proposes an interactive tool, Your Better Life Index, which enables you to rate your country on the things you feel make for a better life.
An improved Better Life Index was launched on Tuesday 22 May 2012.
The updated version integrates data on gender and inequality and strengthens existing topics. Visitors to Your Better Life Index will now be able to compare their well-being priorities to those of other users by country, age and gender, and share their results. The updated Index also includes two new countries, Russia and Brazil. The Index is available in French and is embeddable for websites and blogs.
The Index allows citizens to compare well-being across 34 countries, based on 11 dimensions the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of material living conditions and quality of life: housing, income, jobs, community, education, environment, governance, health, life satisfaction, safety, work-life balance.
The OECD is NOT deciding what makes for better lives. YOU decide for yourself.
Try the Index!
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For further information about Your Better Life Index, journalists should contact Bochra Kriout at the Media Office or +33 1 45 24 14 28.
Permanent URL: www.oecd.org/betterlifeindex