Global Well-Being Index

Global Well-Being Indices are multidimensional constructs that measure various aspects of life, ranging from civic engagement to housing, household income to work-life balance, and skills to health status. Several metrics have been proposed to assess whether life is getting better for citizens in various countries. The summary of the latest findings of the biennial report published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), How’s Life? 2015: Measuring Well-Being, is discussed in this entry.

OECD Measures of Global Well-Being

In 2011, the OECD developed its first ever framework for measuring well-being, focusing on 11 key aspects of individual well-being. Of these, 8 pertain to various aspects of quality of life: (1) health status, (2) work-life balance, (3) education and skills, (4) social connections, (5) civic engagement ...

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