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Trovato il segreto della felicita per I bambini di oggi: parola di esparto/Found the secret of happiness for today''s children: word of esparto

Trovato il segreto della felicita per I bambini di oggi: parola di esparto/Found the secret of happiness for today's children: word of esparto

After investigating the factors that in a person's life can predict if they will have a happy life, a team led by one of the most famous experts of "happiness", Professor Richard Layard, has carried out a study that could be controversial. The study of the Wellbeing research program of the London School of Economics' Center for Economic Performance entitled "What Predicts to Successful Life? A Life-course Model of Well-Being ", published in the Economic Journal, aims to change the point of view of education in recent years.

Related publications

What predicts a successful life? A life-course model of well-being", Andrew E Clark, Francesca Cornaglia, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee and James Vernoit, The Economic Journal, 124(F720-738), November 2014


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Mention of LSE report which said that Aberdeen would be the UK city worst hit by a hard Brexit.


Kaplan Herald (USA)
Rockland: cellphones at school? The principles differ

Students scored almost seven percent higher following strict phone bans at school, according to a 2015 study published by the Center for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics.


New CASE research programme:
Social policies and distributional outcomes in a changing Britain

'Social policies and distributional outcomes in a changing Britain' ("SPDO") is a major new research programme being undertaken by a team of inequalities and social policy experts at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics in partnership with research teams at University of Manchester, Heriot Watt University and UCL Institute for Education. The research programme is funded by the Nuffield Foundation, and will be overseen by an independent Advisory Board chaired by Dame Frances Cairncross.

For more information or to sign up for the SPDO newsletter, please visit see the Social policies and distributional outcomes in a changing Britain website


Prospect Magazine
Dismal ignorance of the ''dismal science''—a response to Larry Elliot

In an article published in Prospect Magazine Orazio Attanasio, Oriana Bandiera, Richard Blundell, Stephen Machin, Rachel Griffith and Imran Rasul respond to Larry Elliot's recent Guardian column which criticised economics and what economists do:

"It has become routine to assault the “dismal science” with a dismal ignorance of what economics actually involves. Writers, students and even some social scientists from other disciplines who have very little exposure to what economists do are quick to point the finger and declare economics as a veil for vested interest, and dismiss it as a way of thinking that is fossilised in numbers."

The full article is re-published at https://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/10282


LSE IQ podcast
Why is social mobility declining?

The December episode of LSE IQ podcast is now out, asking Why is social mobility declining?

Climbing the social ladder by entering an elite profession or earning lots of money is something that many of us aspire to. Yet in Britain today, how far you will progress largely depends on how well your parents did. Younger people are also facing the very real prospect of achieving less than their parents. Why is this happening?

Helping to answer the question are: Professor Mike Savage, co-director of LSE's International Inequalities Institute, Dr Abigail McKnight, associate director of LSE's Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion and Dr Sam Friedman of LSE's Department of Sociology.

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