Global Health

How we determine our wellbeing

.Research examines life satisfaction, and argues that public policy must focus on wellbeing creation, not wealth creation. Image: REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) - RTR3KBYX

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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