How’s Life? reveals improvements in well-being but persistent inequalities

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Life has generally improved for many people in OECD countries over the past 10 years but inequalities persist and insecurity, despair and disconnection affect significant parts of the population, according to a new report. OECD’s latest How’s Life? report says household disposable income per capita has […]

Estonia: use robust growth to improve income equality and well-being

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Estonia’s economy is performing well, and public finances are in excellent shape, yet growth is softening and spending pressures from infrastructure needs and an ageing population are mounting. Efforts should now focus on improving income equality and well-being, greening growth and accelerating the country’s digital transformation, […]

Training for staff in early childhood education and care must promote practices that foster children’s learning, development and well-being

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Countries need to ensure that the early childhood education and care (ECEC) workforce is prepared for the demands of working with young children in order to give a strong start to all children. Based on the OECD’s Starting Strong Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS Starting […]

New Zealand can improve well-being through better policymaking and reforms to housing and migration policy

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. New Zealand’s economy has stabilised, with solid growth supporting well-being through jobs and incomes. Ongoing implementation of the government’s new well-being approach to policymaking will offer further opportunities to create a more sustainable and inclusive economy for all New Zealanders, according to a new report from […]

Sweden is a top performer on well-being. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content Sweden is known for its progressive social policies, albeit paid for by high taxes that fund a robust social safety net, generous parental leave and publicly funded healthcare and education. There’s even […]

Seize the opportunities of digital technology to improve well-being but also address the risks

Digital technology can improve our lives but it also poses a major risk of widening social inequality and blocking opportunities for people without the skills to navigate the online world safely, according to a new OECD report. A mix of technical, emotional and social skills is a pre-condition for people to combine their digital and […]