Compendium of OECD well-being indicators
2011. december 21. 10:08 |
In recent years, concerns have emerged regarding the fact that macro-economic statistics did not portray the right image of what ordinary people perceived about the state of their own lives.
Addressing these concerns is crucial, not just for the credibility and accountability of public policies, but for the very functioning of our democracies.
The OECD has been leading the international reflection on this challenge through various projects1 and initiatives.
The OECD is preparing an important new contribution to this debate, with the publication of a set of well-being indicators for developed and selected emerging economies. A new report, entitled "How's Life?", to be released in October 2011 will look at such issues as people's health, their education and competencies, the quality of their daily work activities, the state of their local environment, their personal security, the richness of their community ties, and whether people are satisfied with their lives. This Compendium is a preview of this report.