Centre on Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity (WISE)
Measuring Well-being and Progress: Working Papers
The measuring well-being and progress agenda calls for new and improved statistics, aimed at complementing standard economic statistics and developing indicators that have a more direct bearing on people's life. The OECD is working to advance this agenda through the range of statistical working papers listed below.
Ethnic bias, economic success and trust: Findings from large sample experiments in Germany and the United States through the Trustlab platform
How to measure distance to SDG targets anywhere: Adapting the methodology of the Measuring Distance to the SDG Targets study to go beyond OECD countries, with an application to selected Latin American countries
How far are OECD countries from achieving SDG targets for women and girls? Applying a gender lens to measuring distance to SDG targets
Testing the evidence, how good are public sector responsiveness measures and how to improve them?
The impact of digital government on citizen well-being
The economy of well-being - Creating opportunities for people’s well-being and economic growth
Inequalities in emerging economies - Informing the policy dialogue on inclusive growth
Diversity statistics in the OECD: How do OECD countries collect data on ethnic, racial and indigenous identity?
Policy use of well-being metrics: Describing countries’ experiences
Child well-being and the Sustainable Development Goals: How far are OECD countries from reaching the targets for children and young people?
What matters the most to people? Evidence from the OECD Better Life Index users’ responses
Inequalities in household wealth across OECD countries: Evidence from the OECD Wealth Distribution Database
Which policies increase value for money in health care?
The Accuracy of measures of institutional trust in household surveys: Evidence from the OECD Trust Database
Measures of interpersonal trust: evidence on their cross-national validity and reliability based on surveys and experimental data
Time Use Surveys and Experienced Well-Being in France and the United States
Governance statistics in OECD countries and beyond: What exists, and what would be required to assess their quality?
Inequalities in longevity by education in OECD countries: Insights from new OECD estimates
A Review of General Social Surveys
Multi-dimensional living standards: A welfare measure based on preferences
Unemployment, temporary work and subjective well-being: gendered effect of spousal labour market insecurity in the United Kingdom
Big data measures of well-being: Evidence from a Google well-being index in the United States
Economic theory and practical lessons for measuring equality of opportunities
Where is inclusive growth happening? Mapping multi-dimensional living standards in OECD regions
Measuring and Assessing Job Quality - The OECD Job Quality Framework
Towards a distribution-sensitive Better Life Index - Design, data and implementation
Inclusive Growth - The OECD Measurement Framework
Beyond GDP - Is there a law of one shadow price?
Comparing happiness across the world - Does culture matter?
Cast a Ballot or Protest in the Street - Did our Grandparents Do More of Both?
How Should One Measure Economic Insecurity?
Measuring well-being and progress in countries at different stages of development
Measuring income inequality and poverty at the regional level in OECD countries
Can increasing inequality be a steady state?
Four interpretations of social capital: an agenda for measurement
Home sweet home: the determinants of residential satisfaction and its relation with well-being
Distributional Measures Across Household Groups in a National Accounts Framework
A Cross-country Comparison of Household Income, Consumption and Wealth between Micro Sources and National Accounts Aggregates
Human capital, tangible wealth, and the intangible capital residual
More than the sum of their parts: valuing environmental quality by combining life satisfaction surveys and GIS data
Approaches to Measuring the Stock of Human Capital: A Review of Country Practices
What makes for a better life? The determinants of subjective well-being in OECD countries: evidence from the Gallup World Poll
Exploring determinants of subjective wellbeing in OECD countries - evidence from the World Value Survey
Linking policies to well-being outcomes through micro-simulation
Incorporating estimates of household production of non-market services into international comparisons of material well-being
Measuring the stock of human capital for comparative analysis: an application of the lifetime income approach to selected countries
Measuring the joint distribution of household's income, consumption and wealth using nested Atkinson measures
Developing societal progress indicators: a practical guide
A framework to measure the progress of societies
Indicators of "societal progress": lessons from international experiences
How good is trust? Measuring trust and its role for the progress of societies
Alternative Measures of Well-Being
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