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Health and money: is wellbeing the common currency?

Health and money: is wellbeing the common currency?

The UK health budget is almost 10% of national income, rising 3% a year due to ageing and general increases in costs of living. Is our government spending more on our health than we would spend ourselves – or much less? And how much would we be willing to pay if the...

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Why have a Year of Wellbeing in Coventry and Warkwickshire?

This week’s blog comes from John Linnane, Director of Public Health in Warwickshire. He explains why they’ve developed the Year of Wellbeing, and what they hope to achieve in the local area. Throughout my career, I have seen that leaps forward in technology and...

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Are the Olympic Games Worth Hosting?

This week’s blog is from Christian Krekel, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics. In this blog, Christian outlines the wellbeing benefits of hosting the 2012 London Olympics. To host the Olympic Games,...

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