|This centre is a member of The LSE Research Laboratory [RLAB]: CASE | CEE | CEP | SERC | STICERD||Cookies?|
Paper No' CEPSP23: | Full paper
Save Reference as: BibTeX File | EndNote Import File
Is hard copy/paper copy available? YES - Paper Copy Still In Print.
This Paper is published under the following series: CEP Special Reports
Share this page: Google Bookmarks | Facebook | Twitter
Abstract:The measurement of wellbeing is central to public policy. There are three uses for any measure: 1) monitoring progress; 2) informing policy design; and 3) policy appraisal. There has been increasing interest in the UK and around the world in using measures of subjective wellbeing (SWB) at each of these levels. There is much less clarity about precisely what measures of SWB should be used. We distinguish between three broad types of SWB measure: 1) evaluation (global assessments); 2) experience (feelings over short periods of time); and 3) ‘eudemonic’ (reports of purpose and meaning, and worthwhile things in life).
Copyright © RLAB & LSE 2003 - 2015 | LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE | Contact: RLAB | Site updated 26 January 2015