The OECD has identified 11 dimensions as being essential to well-being. These dimensions range from health and education to local environment, personal security and overall satisfaction with life, as well as more traditional measures such as income.
The OECD Better Life Initiative focuses on developing statistics to capture aspects of life that matter to people and that shape the quality of their lives. This allows for a better understanding of what drives the well-being of people and nations, and what needs to be done to achieve greater progress for all.
The Better Life Index is updated every year by the OECD with new data and additional information on measures such as inequality. The Index covers all OECD countries as well as the Russian Federation and Brazil.
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