OFFICIAL STATISTICS ON PERSONAL WELL-BEING: SOME REFLECTIONS ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND SOME REFLECTIONS ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND IN THE UK  

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OFFICIAL STATISTICS ON PERSONAL WELL-BEING: SOME REFLECTIONS ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND SOME REFLECTIONS ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND IN THE UK  

Paul Allin *

Keywords : beyond GDP, measuring national well-being, subjective well-being, user requirements, well-being and policy, cost-benefit analysis.

Citation Information : Statistics in Transition New Series. Volume 16, Issue 3, Pages 397-408, DOI: https://doi.org/10.21307/stattrans-2015-022

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Published Online: 01-November-2017

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This paper draws on experience of the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) programme to measure national well-being, particularly the high-profile element of the programme in which subjective well-being measures have been collected and published since April 2011. We reflect on drivers of the ONS work and on how these have given rise to interest both in national well-being – the Beyond GDP agenda – and in the use of subjective well-being measures (self-reported, personal well-being) in public policy. Although we touch briefly on measurement and analysis issues, we mainly concentrate on user requirements, the international context, and political, policy, public and business use of well-being data.

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