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  • How’s Life? 2017 Measuring Well-Being

    About How’s Life? 2017 charts the promises and pitfalls for people’s well-being in 35 OECD countries and 6 partner countries. It presents the latest evidence from 50 indicators, covering both current well-being outcomes and resources for future well-being, and including changes since 2005. During this period there have been signs of progress, but gains in […]

  • How’s Life? 2015 Measuring Well-Being

    About How’s Life? 2015 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 […]

  • OECD Guidelines on Measuring Trust 2017

    About Trust, both interpersonal trust, and trust in institutions, is a key ingredient of growth, societal well-being and governance. As a first step to improving existing measures of trust, the OECD Guidelines on Measuring Trust provide international recommendations on collecting, publishing, and analysing trust data to encourage their use by National Statistical Offices (NSOs). The […]

  • OECD Guidelines on Measuring the Quality of the Working Environment 2017

    About The OECD Guidelines on Measuring the Quality of the Working Environment presents an internationally agreed set of guidelines for producing more comparable statistics on the quality of the working environment, a concept that encompasses all the non-pecuniary aspects of one’s job, and is one of the three dimensions of the OECD Job Quality framework. These […]

  • OECD Guidelines on Measuring Subjective Well-Being

    About Being able to measure people’s quality of life is fundamental when assessing the progress of societies. There is now widespread acknowledgement that measuring subjective well-being is an essential part of measuring quality of life alongside other social and economic dimensions. As a first step to improving the measures of quality of life, the OECD […]

  • OECD Framework for Statistics on the Distribution of Household Income, Consumption and Wealth

    About The OECD Framework for Statistics on the Distribution of Household Income, Consumption and Wealth presents an internationally agreed framework to support the joint analysis of micro-level statistics on household income, consumption and wealth. Its aim is to extend the existing international frameworks for measuring household income and consumption at the micro level to include wealth, […]

  • OECD Guidelines for Micro Statistics on Household Wealth

    About The OECD Guidelines for Micro Statistics on Household Wealth presents an internationally agreed set of guidelines for producing micro statistics on household wealth, it addresses the common conceptual, definitional and practical problems that countries face in producing such statistics, and is meant to improve the comparability of the currently available country data. The Guidelines, prepared […]

  • How’s Life? 2013 Measuring Well-Being

    Video     About Every person aspires to a good life. But what does “a good or a better life” mean? The second edition of How’s Life? provides an update on the most important aspects that shape people’s lives and well-being: income, jobs, housing, health, work-life balance, education, social connections, civic engagement and governance, environment, […]

  • How do the SDGs differ from the MDGs?

    What’s the difference? The Millennium Development Goals, developed in 2000, were comprised of eight goals to eradicate extreme poverty; conditions of which meant: Eradication of hunger Universal primary education Gender equality and empowerment of women Reduced child mortality Improved maternal health Eradication of HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and other diseases Environmental sustainability Global partnership for development   […]

  • Purchasing power parity

    What is purchasing power parity (PPP)? Each country describes their economic data, such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), GDP per Capita, income or poverty, in their own currency.  In order to make comparisons among countries, all of the currencies have to be made equivalent, This is most commonly done by making the national currencies comparable to […]