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Book Chapter Understanding Society: findings 2012

Measuring well-being: what you ask is what you get - or is it?

Authors

Editors

Stephanie L. McFall

Publication date

28 Feb 2012

Abstract

In policy circles, well-being is in the air. In November 2010, the British Prime Minister announced plans for the Office for National Statistics to develop official measures of wellbeing, observing that ‘prosperity alone can't deliver a better life’. Other national governments and international organisations are making similar extensions to the range of welfare indicators they produce and monitor.

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https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/research/findings/2012

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