International Day of Hapinness - 20 March
Portuguese Index of Wellbeing: a project by Statistics Portugal
20 March 2013
Are we measuring what matters in terms of household wellbeing? What varies across societies?
Statistics Portugal has been developing a national Wellbeing Index, challenged by the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Report on measurement of economic performance and social progress, and encouraged by similar initiatives of international organisations and in a number of countries worldwide, such as Canada, Brazil or Timor.
The Index compiles a set of wellbeing-related indicators, structured and aggregated into various domains of analysis, in order to quantify households wellbeing.