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Table 1 Domains and definitions of human well-being outcomes [11]

From: Evidence on the impact of Baltic Sea ecosystems on human health and well-being: a systematic map

Domain Code definition
Economic living standards Income, employment, employment opportunities, wealth, poverty, savings, payments, loans
Material living standards Assets owned, access and availability of food, fibre and fuel, basic infrastructure (electricity, water, telecommunications and transportation), shelter
Health Physical health, nutrition, longevity/life expectancy, maternal health, child health, access to health care, occurrence of diseases, mental health
Education Education infrastructure (access to school, access to training, quality of education); informal education (transfer of knowledge and skills includes livelihood skills, traditional knowledge and skills); formal education (degrees awarded, students enrolled)
Social relations Interactions between individuals, within and/or between groups (communities, stakeholders, ethnic groups, gender); conflict, relationships, connectedness, ability to work together, ability to help others, and trust
Security and safety Physical security (personal safety and security), resource security; tenure security; human rights; vulnerability, resilience and adaptive capacity
Governance (and empowerment) Structures and processes for decision making, including both formal and informal rules; includes participation and control in decision making, accountability, justice, transparency and governance skills
Subjective well-being Measures of happiness, quality of life, satisfactions supported by some value of ecosystem(s) and/or resources
Culture and spirituality Cultural, societal and traditional values of natural resources and nature to the community; sense of home; cultural identity and heritage; spiritual or religious beliefs and/or values
Freedom of choice and action Ability to pursue what you value doing and being