OECD employment rate stable at 66.1% in the second quarter of 2015
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.
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This document describes the zone aggregation methodology for the eight indicators in the OECD Composite Leading Indicator (CLI) framework.
Women entrepreneurship is increasingly recognised as a key source of employment creation and innovation, and for addressing inequalities.
This page gathers available overview information on the progress of OECD's new Statistical Information System (SIS).
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The review of the statistical system and statistics of the Republic of Colombia by the Committee on Statistics and Statistical Policy (CSSP) is an important component of the process for accession to the OECD. Over the period 2013-2015, the Secretariat conducted a review of statistics covering various subject domains as well as a review of the legal and institutional framework for statistics.
The data analyses the size of revisions for the first estimates of seasonally adjusted, quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year GDP volume growth rates, as published in successive issues of the OECD Main Economic Indicators database and collected in the Revisions Analysis Dataset – Infra-annual Indicators online dataset.
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From now on, GDP and some related indicators will be identical across the respective databases of several international organisations.
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This Statistics Brief analyses revisions to quarterly GDP growth rates for 18 OECD countries from the fourth quarter of 1994 to the fourth quarter of 20132. It looks at the magnitude of the revisions to economic growth and its underlying expenditure components.