Wellbeing economics and analysis

About Wellbeing economics and analysis

Traditionally, economics is a social science primarily concerned with production, consumption, and transfer of wealth.

More pluralist approaches to economics draw on diverse voices, perspectives and approaches to understand how to organise society to achieve broader goals, such as ensuring sustainable, resilient and inclusive economies.

Wellbeing economics is about using science and evidence to organise society in a way that optimises wellbeing outcomes.

Our work in this area aims to support you to:

  • use and understand the wellbeing data and measures that now exist 
  • develop the methodology for using wellbeing data and evidence in decision-making, including the field of wellbeing economics.
  • increase the use of comparable measures across sectors and disciplines.

Read More

Blog

Sep 23, 2021 | By Dr Magdalena Soffia and Dr Alexandra Turner
Children and young people’s subjective wellbeing: how to measure it more consistently?
Guest Blog
Jul 21, 2021 | By Christian Krekel
Book Launch – A Handbook for Wellbeing Policy-Making
Guest Blog
May 26, 2021 | By Jenny Manchester
How can employers help tackle loneliness at work?
Guest Blog
Mar 31, 2021 | By Peter Cheese
Wellbeing – past, present, and future
Guest Blog

What does the analysis tell us?

Go to our data and analysis page to find out more. You may also be interested in:

Economic appraisal and valuation

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External resource

  • Building Connections Fund
  • Barriers to belonging: an exploration of loneliness among BAME backgrounds
  • Campaign to End Loneliness
  • Loneliness Action Group
  • A connected society: a strategy for tackling loneliness