Research on social indicators

1. Latest Topics

2. Japan Quality of Life Survey (JQOLS)

To investigate and clarify people's evaluation of quality of life and emotions, as well as the factors that cause them, the Quality of Life Survey was conducted in March 2012. Survey items include; (1)sense of happiness, (2) interdependent happiness, (3)life satisfaction, (4)affect balance, (5)satisfaction in life's various phases, (6)subjective evaluation of life circumstances, (7)living environment, (8)anxieties, (9)securities, (10)social supports, (11)self-reported health, (12) frequencies of social contacts, and etc.

Internet Survey

To investigate and clarify continually people's evaluation of quality of life and emotions, as well as the factors that cause them, the Quality of Life Survey was conducted in February 2013.

3. Commission on Measuring Well-Being

4. The Asia-Pacific Conference on Measuring Well-Being and Fostering the Progress of Societies, December 2011.

The OECD promotes the global project of developing system of indicators that comprehensively measures well-being and the progress of societies, which is the outcome of various activities of societies. The OECD is pursuing through research, dissemination of existing data, and key events such as the OECD World Forum on "Statistics, Knowledge and Policies". The Asia-Pacific Conference on Measuring Well-Being and Fostering the Progress of Societies is one of a series of regional conferences being conducted in preparation for the 4th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policies, to be held in New Delhi in October 2012.

5. Other Activities

6. Research Publications (Only Abstract is available in English)

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