A Multi-stakeholder Framework to Facilitate Policy Making in the Use of BES Data: A Focus on Health in South Tyrol

  • Andrea Salustri
  • Federica Viganò
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 77)


We present a statistical analysis aimed at investigating the quality of the health domain of BES in South Tyrol. After having summarized the academic debate on the distinction between objective and subjective indicators and on the use of subjective measures in policy making, we illustrate the rationale behind the approach adopted to interpret the available data. We observe how the heterogeneity of the stakeholders influences the way in which information is turned into policy action and the conflicts of interests that might arise must be resolved. Therefore we merge the information collected in a harmonized policy framework and we use it to identify the most critical issues regarding the improvement of health conditions in South Tyrol. Due to the high level of standardization, the exercise can be replicated for other BES domains and territories, promoting a more effective use of well-being data within policy making in Italy.


Equitable and Sustainable Well-being (BES) Quality of life Social indicators Beyond GDP Public policy 

JEL Code

I31 R5 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Salustri
    • 1
  • Federica Viganò
    • 1
  1. 1.Free University of BozenBolzanoItaly

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