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The Guardian
Wellbeing should replace growth as ''main aim of UK spending''

The paper, from the all-party parliamentary group on wellbeing economics, written by O'Donnell and other leading MPs and peers, calls on the government to use the spending review to boost its funding for mental health services, teaching in schools and social care by an extra £10bn within five years to raise the wellbeing of citizens.

A SPENDING REVIEW TO INCREASE WELLBEING An open letter to the Chancellor. Report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics, May 24, 2019.

Happiness, Lessons from a New Science (Second Edition), Richard Layard, Imprint: Penguin. Published: 07/04/2011. ISBN: 9780241952795

BBC Radio 4
Interview with Richard Layard on the Report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics

The report, which is launched today, comes from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics. The authors include Lord Gus O'Donnell (the former Cabinet Secretary), Chris Ruane MP (chair), Lord Richard Layard (chair of Action for Happiness) and Baroness Claire Tyler.

A SPENDING REVIEW TO INCREASE WELLBEING An open letter to the Chancellor. Report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics, May 24, 2019.

Happiness, Lessons from a New Science (Second Edition), Richard Layard, Imprint: Penguin. Published: 07/04/2011. ISBN: 9780241952795

Macleans Online
What’s really making North Americans so unhappy?

Sachs makes his provocative claim as part of the 2019 World Happiness Report, an annual summary of how the world is feeling about life, which he oversees alongside University of British Columbia economist John Helliwell and British academic Richard Layard. And while it may sound light-hearted or inconsequential, happiness research-essentially survey data on self-reported well-being-is a legitimate and growing area of academic inquiry. It’s also becoming something of a political necessity, given evidence that happy voters are more likely to support incumbent governments.

The World Happiness Report 2019, produced by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). Editors John F. Helliwell, Richard Layard, Jeffrey Sachs.

STICERD News
IZA Research Programme: Jobs, Gender and Poverty

Professor Oriana Bandiera, Director of STICERD, will direct a new research initiative on gender, jobs and poverty. The programme (G2LM|LIC), sponsored by DFID and managed by IZA, has a budget of over £10million over 5 years. It will fund innovative research proposals on the link between jobs and poverty, gender specific barriers and the growth implications of improving the allocation of talent in low income settings.

The programme marks the extension of the successful IZA/DFID cooperation, which started as the Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (GLM|LIC) programme in 2011. The programme marks the extension of the successful IZA/DFID cooperation, which started as the Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (GLM|LIC) programme in 2011.

On Wednesday 19 June 2019 the initiative will be launched with an inaugural workshop held at the LSE, with presentations by several leading scholars and a panel discussion. Find out more from the IZA Conference website.

You can view the programme here. To sign up, please visit Jobs, Gender and Poverty - IZA/DFID G2LM|LIC Launch Workshop.


VoxTalks
Oriana Bandiera

The Yrjo Jahnsson award
The award is given to the best European economist under 45. This year, Oriana Bandiera of LSE and director of STICERD and Imran Rasul of UCL share the prize. They talk to Tim Phillips about their work, and #whateconomistsreallydo.

Listen to the podcast here.

VOX CEPR Policy Portal
Camille Landais

The cost of kids
Women earn less than men after they start a family. Can better policies close the gap? Camille Landais of LSE tells Tim Phillips about new research comparing six countries.

Camille Landais interviewed by Tim Phillips for VoxTalks.