The Value of Data Visualisation

By guest author Organisations  increasingly seek to enhance their business ‘intelligence’, better inform the decisions they make, assess the impact of their strategies and monitor the success or failure of their pursuits. Likewise, we as consumers and citizens want  more information to influence our own choices and [...]

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Community and Well-being Away from Home

By guest author They say it takes a village. This well-worn expression comes up again and again and its message is straightforward: our social connections and communities matter. They make us feel grounded and supported and, quite frankly, they make life both easier and better. Anyone who has moved somewhere new and [...]

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Making education pay

By Julia Laplane, OECD This article is on “Education “, the third most popular topic in the Better Life Index. Education is a cornerstone of a functioning society. As Benjamin Franklin put it: “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” But as education becomes longer and increasingly expensive, are [...]

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“Working to live, or living to work?”

By Julia Laplane, OECD Today’s article is on “Work-Life Balance”, the 4th most popular topic in the Better Life Index. How far would you go to get, or keep, a job? British reality sitcom “The work experience” tested that question on young job seekers. Naïve graduates are tricked into believing they are starting an [...]

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Creating equitable and sustainable well-being

By guest author What do we mean when we talk about societal well-being? The concept of well-being changes between historical periods, places and cultures and cannot therefore be defined simply according to a theoretical format. Moreover, scientific research in this field shows us that, at the moment, no single [...]

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