Tag Archives: Well-being

How’s Life in the Digital Age?

The OECD has recently published the report “How’s Life in the Digital Age? – Opportunities and Risks of the Digital Transformation for People’s Well-being“. This report documents how the ongoing digital transformation is affecting people’s lives across the 11 key dimensions that make up the How’s Life? Well-being Framework (Income and wealth, Jobs and earnings, …
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How’s Life? 2017

The OECD has recently published the report “How’s Life? – Measuring well-being”. 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 …
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OECD Regions at a Glance 2016

The OECD has just published Regions at a Glance 2016. The study shows how regions and cities contribute to national economic growth and well-being. According to the report income inequality is worsening within many countries, and regional disparities in housing, safety and air quality inside countries are also growing wider in many cases. Regions at …
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Human Development Index

Norway, Australia and Switzerland top the Human Development Index (HDI) as part of the 2014 Human Development Report (HDR) published annually by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Spain was ranked 26th. The HDI is a composite index covering education, health and income aspects of well-being. HDI is calculated by combining a country’s gross domestic product (GDP) …
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Quality of Life in Europe

The European Commission has just launched the new Eurostat’s flagship report, “Quality of Life in Europe: Facts and views.” It is the first time that Eurostat collects information for all EU Member States about different dimensions of quality of life. These new statistics on material living conditions, employment, education, health, leisure, safety, rights, the environment …
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The Global Information Technology Report 2015

The report published by World Economic Forum features the latest iteration of the Networked Readiness Index, which assesses the factors, policies and institutions that enable a country to fully leverage information and communication technologies (ICTs) for increased competitiveness and well-being. The 2015 results, which covers 143 economies, confirms the dominance of advanced economies and the …
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How Was Life?

 The OECD has just published “How Was Life? Global Well-being since 1820”. The report presents the first systematic evidence on long-term trends in global well-being since 1820 for 25 major countries and 8 regions in the world covering more than 80% of the world’s population. The historical evidence reviewed in the study is organized around …
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Quality of Life in Europe: Subjective Well-being

Eurofound has published an analysis on subjective well-being levels across Europe entitled “Quality of life in Europe: Subjective well-being.”  While life satisfaction increased marginally across the European Union between 2007 and 2011, happiness and optimism levels have fallen and perceived social exclusion has increased, indicating a decline in overall well-being in many European countries during …
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How’s Life? 2013

The OECD has just published the report “How’s Life?: Measuring well-being.” According to the study the global economic crisis has had a profound impact on people’s well-being, reaching far beyond the loss of jobs and income, and affecting citizens’ satisfaction with their lives and their trust in governments. The report finds that subjective well-being deteriorated …
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The advantage: why organizational health trumps everything else in business by Patrick Lencioni. (San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 2012)

Overview “There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and …
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