OECD Regions at a Glance 2016

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OECD Regions at a Glance shows how regions and cities contribute to national economic growth and well-being. This edition updates more than 40 region-by-region indicators to assess disparities within countries and their evolution over the past 15 years. The report covers all the OECD member countries and, where data are available, Brazil, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, India, Latvia, Lithuania, Peru, the Russian Federation and South Africa.

New to this edition:

- A comprehensive picture of well-being in the 391 OECD regions based on 11 aspects that shape people's lives: income, jobs, housing, education, health, environment, safety, civic engagement and governance, access to services, social connections, and life satisfaction.  

- Recent trends in subnational government finances and indicators on how competencies are allocated and co-ordinated across levels of governments.



Health status

Being in good health is an important determinant of quality of life and also contributes to other well-being dimensions, such as being able to pursue education, have a job, and participate in the activities that people value. In 55% of OECD regions life expectancy at birth, a common measure of health outcomes, now exceeds 80 years. The lowest levels of life expectancy, below 75 years, are found in 30 regions. The difference in life expectancy among OECD countries is 8 years (between Japan and Mexico). Within countries, it is 11 years between British Columbia and Nunavut in Canada, and 6 years between the Capital Territory and the Northern Territory in Australia, or Hawaii and Mississipi in the United States ().



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