17 May '18, 8am

And here it is > Measuring Well-being Inequality by @anniequick

And here it is > Measuring Well-being Inequality by @anniequick

Policy makers and academics are increasingly interested in wellbeing inequality. The vast majority of academic studies into wellbeing inequality currently use standard deviation of personal wellbeing measures such as self-reported life satisfaction or happiness. However, there has so far only been limited debate on whether standard deviation is the most appropriate measure, and its choice is rarely justified. This working paper presents research commissioned by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and carried out by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) in collaboration with the What Works Centre for Well-being. NEF was tasked with exploring the strengths and weaknesses of different measures of wellbeing inequality and to make a recommendation of a measure which could be reported by the ONS alongside mean wellbeing. We identified three distinct reasons why people cared ab...

Full article: http://neweconomics.org/2018/05/measuring-wellbeing-inequ...

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