How’s life? 2013

Measuring well-being

How’s Life? provides a bi-annual assessment of people’s well-being in OECD countries and in selected emerging economies. This assessment is based on a multi-dimensional framework covering 11 dimensions of well-being and on a broad set of outcome indicators. Each issue also contains several chapters focusing on more specific aspects. The 2013 edition of How’s Life? covers four topics: the impact of the global financial crisis on well-being; gender differences in well-being; well-being in the workplace; and sustaining well-being over time.
The report was prepared by the Well-Being and Progress Unit of the OECD Statistics Directorate: Carlotta Balestra (Chapters 2 and 4), Romina Boarini (Chapters 1, 2 and 3), Carrie Exton (Chapter 6), Mario Piacentini (Chapter 4), Anne Saint-Martin (Chapter 5), Elena Tosetto (Chapters 1, 2 and 3). The work was carried out under the supervision of Romina Boarini, Marco Mira d’Ercole and Martine Durand. Conal Smith and Paul Schreyer are kindly acknowledged for their valuable comments on Chapters 5 and 6, respectively. Laura Belli, Sue Kendall-Bilicki, Rachel Linden and Carine Viac are kindly acknowledged for their excellent editorial assistance. Catherine Roch and Audrey Garrigoux are kindly acknowledged for their valuable publishing assistance. The report has benefited from contributions and comments from staff of other OECD Directorates and from national delegates to the OECD Committee on Statistics.

Proposition de citation

Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). (2013). How’s life? 2013: Measuring well-being. Paris.

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