Statistics Portugal releases the main results of the study “Well-being index for Portugal”, carried out for the third year. This study is based on methodologies that have been developed by a group of international organisations, namely the OECD and Eurostat, and is implemented by several national statistical offices.
The index covers the period 2004-14. The results for 2014 are preliminary and the index is updated and released on an annual basis.
In 2013 the well-being index recovered from the slowdown in 2012 and it is estimated a maintenance of this growth for 2014.
Of the 10 domains integrating the WBI, education, environment and health are the well-being components performing best in the period under review.
Conversely, labour and earnings, and economic vulnerability are the worst performers.
The two composite indices, material living conditions and quality of life, had opposite developments, the former following a downward trend that has been diminishing since 2012, and the latter following an upward trend, although slightly limited after 2011.