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UK personal and economic wellbeing: three questions to ask

Today's blog comes from Deborah Hardoon, Head of Evidence at the Centre, and is a reflection on this week's release from the Office for National Statistics, showing little movement in personal wellbeing in the UK between April 2018 to March 2019. Economic wellbeing...

Will that Lamborghini make me happy?

Does owning a ‘high status’ good like a luxury car make us happier? In today’s blog Tony Beatton, Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Science Research, sets out why the wellbeing gains are temporary and one-upmanship will erode any...

Does volunteering make us happier or do happy people volunteer?

This week’s guest blog is from Will Watt, Head of Product at Jump, a social enterprise that measures and values social impact. Here, Will outlines findings from Jump’s newly released report Happy Days which examines new data and larger sample sizes to understand the...

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