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Initial investigation into Subjective Well-being data from the ONS Opinions Survey

Measuring what Matters: National Statistician's Reflections on the National Debate on Measuring National Well-being (1.3 Mb Pdf)

This article summarises the key findings from the national well-being debate and outlines the next steps in measuring national well-being. Published 25 July 2011

Findings from the National Well-being Debate (1.07 Mb Pdf)

This is a supplementary paper to the National Statistician's Reflections on the National Debate on Measuring National Well-being. Published 25 July 2011

Measuring subjective well-being (258.6 Kb Pdf)

This is a supplementary paper to the National Statistician's Reflections on the National Debate on Measuring National Well-being. Published 25 July 2011

Developing a framework for understanding and measuring national well-being (244.8 Kb Pdf)

This is a supplementary paper to the National Statistician's Reflections on the National Debate on Measuring National Well-being. Published 25 July 2011

Measuring children's and young people's well-being (195.1 Kb Pdf)

This is a supplementary paper to the National Statistician's Reflections on the National Debate on Measuring National Well-being. Published 25 July 2011

Measuring economic well-being (157.2 Kb Pdf)

This is a supplementary paper to the National Statistician's Reflections on the National Debate on Measuring National Well-being. Published 25 July 2011

Comparing measures of subjective well-being and the views about the role they should play in policy
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This report was produced for ONS by Paul Dolan and Robert Metcalf. It compares different measures of subjective well-being and presents empirical evidence from the Opinions Survey. Published July 2011.

Measuring Subjective Well-being for Public Policy (135.8 Kb Pdf)

This report was produced for ONS by Paul Dolan, Richard Layard and Robert Metcalfe. It examines how subjective well-being measures can be used for monitoring progress, informing policy design and policy appraisal. Published February 2011

Spotlight on Subjective Well-being

Social Trends article, February 2011
There's more to life than GDP but how can we measure it? (481.3 Kb Pdf)

Article by Jo Evans and Jennifer Thomas from Economic & Labour Market Review September 2010 on outputs and initiatives that support the societal well-being agenda.
Measuring Subjective Well-being in the UK  (422.8 Kb Pdf)

Measuring Societal Well-being in the UK (1.01 Mb Pdf)

This working paper from 2007 aims to identify key components of well-being and explore existing datasets that could help build a picture of societal well-being, quality of life and progress in the UK.

Measuring Societal Well-being (227.1 Kb Pdf)

Published in 2007 this article considers what societal well-being is and the main approaches that are emerging for how it should be measured.

ONS Statistical Work Priorities (218.6 Kb Pdf)

This article describes the ONS statistical work priorities for 2007 including well-being development.



 

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