Well-being in Danish Cities

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The report provides a comprehensive picture of well-being in the major Danish cities, by looking at a wide range of dimensions that shape people’s lives.  It contains both objective and subjective indicators meant to help policy makers, citizens and other stakeholders to better understand living conditions not only among cities but also among the different neighbourhoods within cities. This information can help policy makers build a development strategy based on well-being metrics, and choose the courses of action that will make the most difference in people’s lives.



Well-being in cities: Rationale and definitions

This chapter provides the framework to assess people’s well-being in Danish cities. It defines the boundaries of the five cities – also called “city-regions” or “functional urban areas” – that are analysed in the report, based on the OECD methodology, which is consistently applied across countries. The chapter describes the five cities and provides basic socio-demographic statistics, both in levels and trends, over the last decade. Finally, the chapter presents the OECD framework to measure well-being at subnational level, highlighting specific issues and challenges that should be taken into account when working at the scale of cities.


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