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(CS) Luxembourg ranks well in an OECD index on well-being, with above average scores in most of the 11 categories examined, but lower rankings in the housing and education sector.
The OECD Better Life Index compiles statistical data into information on countries and measures of well-being. In an interactive online tool, users can weight their own preferences on housing, income, jobs and other issues of well-being, and see which OECD country best matches their expectations.
The study currently offers data on the 34 OECD countries, as well as Russia and Brazil.
On the whole, the report concludes, people in Luxembourg are more satisfied with their lives than the OECD average. Some 74 percent of people say they have more positive experiences in an average day than negative ones. The OECD average lies at 72 percent.
Education and housing as problem areas
While Luxembourg scored comparatively well in areas such as Income, Jobs, Environment and Civic Engagement, some of the lowest scores were received in Housing and Education.
Key findings in the housing sector concluded that while Luxembourg offered generally well-sized living spaces with good facilities, residents also had to shell out a quarter of their net disposable income on average on housing, well above the OECD average.
In terms of education, the OECD noted a gender gap, with 80 percent of male students finishing high school in comparison to 74 percent of female students. Luxembourg students also scored below average in the OCED's Pisa study.
Overview of Luxembourg's topic scores (out of 10)
For more information on the OECD Better Life Index and to see Luxembourg's detailed results visit oecdbetterlifeindex.org