Measuring Well-being in Mexican States

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The report provides a comprehensive picture on the territorial differences in many well-being dimensions across the 31 Mexican states and the Federal District. It represents a sound base for state and local policy makers, political leaders and citizens to better understand people’s living conditions, gauge progress in various aspects of economy and society and use these indicators to improve the design and implementation of policies. It is a part of the “How’s Life in Your Region?” work produced by the OECD Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate at the behest of the Regional Development Policy Committee.



The geography of well-being in Mexico

This chapter provides an assessment of well-being in Mexican states through evidence in 12 dimensions covering both material conditions and quality of life. The analysis examines the extent of disparities between states and, when possible, of inequality within states. Progress on well-being is tracked through the changes observed in the past 10-15 years in Mexico and in each state for each of the 35 statistical indicators used for the 12 well-being dimensions. In addition, synergies and trade-offs among the various dimensions of well-being in Mexico are highlighted. Finally, the chapter explores the drivers of subjective well-being (life satisfaction) in the Mexican states.


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