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Teacher Resource - Top Trumps for the ‘Better Life Index’

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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Here's the return of not one, but two Tutor2u favourites in one blog!  Many of you will have heard of the 'Better Life Index' (follow this link to go to the website) - which is an OECD compiled statistical index of the quality of living in 36 of the most economically advanced countries in the world using a varied number of categories above and beyond just economic information.  Indicators include life expectancy and work-life balance alongside unemployment and average earnings.

The latest version of the index is now available and Australia has been measured as being the 'happiest' for the third year on the trot (the UK ranks as 10th in the world - you didn't realise how happy you were!).  The website homepage actually allows you to create your own index - a nice exercise to give to your students if you wanted to stimulate debate on the relative importance of the different indicators (for example, is the 'environment' more important to some students than others when measuring the quality of life?).

I've taken the raw data from the index and created some 'Top Trumps'-style cards to act as a fun and engaging activity for students.  The resource allows students to play a game where they attempt to 'win' their opponents cards from them by challenging them on the statistical outcomes for each country.  So, for example, if I hold the card for the UK and challenge my opponent to consider the citizen's average earnings and this is higher than their card (for example, if they were holding the card for Greece) then I would win both cards.  The rules are all in the file!

An interesting activity to challenge the minds of those AS students returning from exams soon.

I've created three versions on the links below - please forward the link for this blog to your sociology and politics collegues - they might find the data and activity equally useful.

  1. Top Trumps for Economics
  2. Top Trumps for Sociology
  3. Top Trumps for Politics




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