January 14, 2018, by mbzym

Deep well-being divisions reported by OECD

As part of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Better Life Initiative, in November 2017, the organisation published ‘How’s Life’ 2017  which presents evidence following 50 indicators that map out current well-being outcome and resources for the future.  This publication is also progressive from reported changes that have taken place since 2005.

As a positive outcome, the publication reported on the progress over the last 12 years, but there were still notable deficiencies within society, especially those of deep well-being divisions as described within this 60 second guide and YouTube video clip.  Reported inequalities that were found to impact well-being included education, gender, income, age and migrant status.  Furthermore, of great insight was the revelation of a gap between citizens and governance, within individual countries.

With OECDs mission to ‘promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world’, they have produced a Better Life Index that allows one to evaluate countries with the highest well-being rating based on  11 different aspects of life that are important to an individual.

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