Quality of Life


The Quality of Life issue frames a situation where nations provide the basis for sustainable human and economic development, lowering poverty and helping people afford a better quality of life. By ensuring the physical and emotional well-being, societies become resilient and supportive, able to cope with the demands and challenges of daily living. The Quality of Life issue is strongly aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals 2 and 10.

The GAPFRAME currently uses four publicly available indicators that serve as proxies for Quality of Life issue. These indicators are: life satisfaction (OECD, 2015) that evaluates how people see their life (general satisfaction), quality of support network (OECD, 2015) that represents population with friends/relatives to rely on if needed, work-life balance (OECD, 2015) measuring the percentage of employees who work 50 hours per week or more, and poverty among population (World Bank, 2010 – 2015) which refers to poverty headcount ratio at the national poverty lines. These four proxies will in future be complemented with child well-being, for which there are no global indicators available yet.

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