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Review of evidence on the influences on personal wellbeing and its application to policy making - SD12005

Description
There is a substantial body of research identifying factors that influence or are associated with individual wellbeing across populations. A range of concepts or components of wellbeing are covered by the research, for example some studies have focussed on wellbeing as expressed through life satisfaction, others have looked at psychological wellbeing and others at objective measures based on administrative data such as income and health.
This project will review evidence of the causative factors associated with various concepts or components of wellbeing with a view to establishing the strength of the evidence, and to answer the question: “What are the main drivers of wellbeing: how far do these differ between, or coincide for, different definitions of wellbeing and why?”

The research will include a brief assessment of the potential for different concepts of wellbeing to inform policy making in specific policy domains, and the scope for applying concepts or components of wellbeing in a consistent way across a range of policy areas.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Review of evidence on the influences on personal wellbeing and its application to policy making   (1753k)
• Final Report - Annex : Review of evidence on the influences on personal wellbeing and its application to policy making   (1088k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2006

To: 2006

Cost: £29,900
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Sheffield
Keywords
Sustainable Development              
Wellbeing