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March 2023

Thinking about wellbeing inequality

Thinking about wellbeing inequality

In order to fulfil public policy ambitions, we need ways to accurately and consistently measure inequalities, track progress, and assess success.

In this paper, the authors explore the challenges and opportunities in attempting to produce a metric (or metrics) of wellbeing inequality, introducing four possible approaches to measurement.

The purpose is to prompt discussion about how best we might measure inequalities in wellbeing in a way that reflects the lived experience of people in society, and which allows useful comparisons to be made across groups of people and across time. 

We welcome comments that emerge from this paper. Please get in touch to share your thoughts.

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