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  • How’s Life? 2015

    It includes a wide variety of statistics, capturing both material well-being and quality of life. This third edition includes a special focus on child well-being, on volunteering and on inequalities in well-being across different regions within countries.

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  • Households' economic well-being: the OECD dashboard

    The OECD has developed a dashboard of household statistics that allows you to see how households are faring in OECD countries. We have also developed a series of country specific stories that provide a more detailed analysis of households; this quarter: Spotlight on Italian households

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  • OECD Better Life Initiative

    The OECD Better Life Initiative brings together several strands of the OECD’s work on measuring well-being and progress, including the How’s Life? report and its research agenda, and the Better Life Index.

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OECD GDP growth slows to 0.4% in the third quarter of 2015 

Gross domestic product
% change on the previous quarter, s.a.


19/11/2015 - Growth of real gross domestic product (GDP) in the OECD area slowed to 0.4% in the third quarter of 2015, down from 0.6% in the second quarter, according to provisional estimates. 

Real GDP growth decelerated in most of the Major Seven economies, with the exception of France, where it rebounded to 0.3% in the third quarter, up from flat growth in the second quarter. In Japan, GDP continued to contract by 0.2% for the second consecutive quarter. 


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