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Life on the land in Australia

BEST PLACE TO BE BORN HAS BEEN VIEWED AS AUSTRALIA SO SEE THE ALTERNATIVES HERE

DOES THIS MEAN THAT AUSTRALIA ‘IS’ THE LUCKY COUNTRY??

Where-to-be-born Index

This Map shows Where-to-be-born Index (previously called the quality-of-life index)

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) attempts to measure which country will provide the best opportunities for a healthy, safe and prosperous life in the years ahead.

Its quality-of-life index links the results of subjective life-satisfaction surveys—how happy people say they are—to objective determinants of the quality of life across countries. Being rich helps more than anything else, but it is not all that counts; things like crime, trust in public institutions and the health of family life matter too. In all, the index takes 11 statistically significant indicators into account. They are a mixed bunch: some are fixed factors, such as geography; others change only very slowly over time (demography, many social and cultural characteristics); and some factors depend on policies and the state of the world economy.

A forward-looking element comes into play, too. Although many of the drivers of the quality of life are slow-changing, for this ranking some variables, such as income per head, need to be forecast. We use the EIU’s economic forecasts to 2030, which is roughly when children born in 2013 will reach adulthood.

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Henry Sapiecha

February 28th, 2015
Topic: MAPS ZONES, SURVEYS FORMS Tags: None

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