How to measure wellbeing?
Wellbeing can be – and is being – measured at the local, national, and international levels.
There are a range of approaches to measure wellbeing, suited for different contexts and aims.
The Centre looks at National Wellbeing and its drivers, with a particular focus on the quality of life metrics:
- Personal (subjective) wellbeing harmonised standard, known as ONS4 – how satisfied we are with our lives, our sense that what we do in life is worthwhile (purpose), our day to day emotional experiences (happiness and anxiety), and our wider mental wellbeing
- The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS) and the Shorter Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (SWEMWBS)
- Social capital harmonised standard
- Loneliness harmonised standard
Harmonised standards and guidance are tools for improving the comparability and coherence of statistics. In some circumstances, it is not appropriate to suggest harmonised questions and definitions.
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