The Centre has launched a major new project with leading economist, Diane Coyle, Bennett Professor of Public Policy, and her team, at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge.

Running until end of 2021, the project will give insight into why wellbeing can vary for different groups in society.

How will it work?

  • The research will use expert interviews to test how relevant our current wellbeing indicators are across different groups or people.
  • Statistical methods will explore how well the current wellbeing metrics reflect these sources of wellbeing variation across communities.
  • The researchers will also test methods to produce a manageable set of indicators for policy use.

The interdisciplinary project – funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Arts And Humanities Research Council – also involves Matthew Agarwala and Anna Alexandrova at the University of Cambridge. It will contribute to our work on providing an evidence base on the relative impacts of policies and projects on wellbeing.

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