30 Jul '12, 9am
Measuring well-being on a street near you with our new handbook, released today
The guide focuses subjective indicators of well-being. They are ‘subjective’ because the subjects of the research are the ones who are reporting on their own levels of well-being. We want well-being data from this sort of measure - which directly reflects how people feel their lives are going - to inform policy and practice. As Prime Minister David Cameron said when launching the National Well-being Programme, improving well-being is the ultimate goal of government and civil society – so we need relevant, good quality evidence to be able to decide which investments work best.