Global Health

How we determine our wellbeing

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Richard Layard
Professor, London School of Economics
Andrew Clark
CNRS Research Professor, Paris School of Economics (PSE)
Sarah Fleche
Researcher, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics
George Ward
Researcher at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics
Nattavudh Powdthavee
Professor of Behavioural Science, Warwick Business School
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Factors explaining existing government’s vote share
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Determinants of adult life satisfaction
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 Explaining the variation of life satisfaction and of misery among adults (partial correlation coefficients)
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What would most reduce the percentage of people in misery (ceteris paribus)?
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Average cost of reducing the numbers in poverty, by one person
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 How adults’ life satisfaction is affected by different aspects of their development as children (partial correlation coefficients)
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 How child outcomes at 5, 11 and 16 (averaged) are affected by different factors
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How child emotional wellbeing at 16 is affected by family and schooling
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Average income and wellbeing over time
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