Better Life Initiative: Your Better Life Index
Posted by Subhasis Bera on May 30, 2011
How do you define a better life? What matters most to you – good schools, safe streets or something else?
The OECD Better Life Initiative proposes an interactive tool, Your Better Life Index, which enables you to rate your country on the things you feel make for a better life.
The Index allows citizens to compare well-being across 34 countries, based on 11 dimensions the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of material living conditions and quality of life:
housing, income, jobs, community, education,environment, governance, health, life satisfaction, safety, work-life balance.
The OECD is NOT deciding what makes for better lives. YOU decide for yourself.
The Index currently covers the 34 member countries of the OECD.
The Index allows you to put different weights on each of the topics, and therefore to decide for yourself what contributes most to well-being.