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The Economist

We’re not just units of output

Letter from Richard Layard, Director, Wellbeing Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science:  “We now have the knowledge to implement that approach. Much of it is found in the annual World Happiness Report and the Global Happiness Policy Report.”

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Related publications

World Happiness Report 2018, John Helliwell, Richard Layard and Jeffrey Sachs (Eds), March 2018

http://worldhappiness.report/ed/2018/

Global Happiness Policy Report 2018

https://s3.amazonaws.com/ghc-2018/UAE/Global+Happiness+Policy+Report+-+Full.pdf


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CEP Wellbeing

Richard Layard webpage


News Posted: 19/05/2018      [Back to the Top]

The Telegraph

Our housing crisis demands fresh ideas

The rate of UK house-building has fallen well behind our demographic requirements, driven by natural population growth and net immigration. “We’ve not built nearly enough homes since the Sixties – and the growing supply gap has recently seen prices become more and more unaffordable,” says Paul Cheshire, a housing expert at the London School of Economics. “This chronic shortfall has caused prices to spiral”. crisis demands fresh ideas.


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CEP Urban and Spatial Programme

Paul Cheshire webpage


News Posted: 19/05/2018      [Back to the Top]

Liberation (France)

Annabelle Allouch: "This is the moment when individual value can be recognized"

Examination is therefore a democratic tool of social climbing? Examination is the tool that makes it possible to establish the symbolic value of the graduate from the certification of his apprenticeships. This is the first act of recognition of a qualification on the labor market. But we can question the idea of ascension. A study conducted by economists Eric Maurin and Sandra McNally on the students of May 68 shows it well. The disorganization of the baccalaureate and university exams, often "lightened", ended that year with higher success rates than in previous years. However, the students finally reached social positions that they would not have been able to claim if they had undergone the obstacle of the exam (see also page 4). Social justice is not guaranteed by the examination, it should instead be interested in alternative methods of recognition of knowledge.

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Liberation (France)

The "devalued" ferry of 1968, social lift model

In 2005, the economist Eric Maurin published with his British counterpart Sandra McNally a disconcerting study on the effects of the "light" tank of 1968 (1). Entitled Vive la Révolution! and subtitled "The long-term benefits of May 1968", this work was intended to respond to the accepted notion that, by accepting that the examination be reduced to an oral spent on a day and noted on the spot in the wake, the institution had issued that year a diploma worth nothing.

http://www.liberation.fr/france/2018/05/18/le-bac-devalorise-de-1968-modele-d-ascenseur-social_1651255


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Liberation (France) - Annabelle Allouch: "This is the moment when individual value can be recognized"

Children of the Revolution

Vive la Revolution! Long term returns of 1968 to the angry students

CEP Education and Skills

Sandra Mcnally webpage


News Posted: 18/05/2018      [Back to the Top]

Hola (Spain)

'Lykke' or what you can learn from the happiest people in the world

3. Think that money gives happiness, but not always. The economist Richard Layard argued in his book Happiness: Lessons from a New Science, that a person should charge at least 20,000 gross euros a year to feel good. From that figure, the increase in income is not proportional to happiness, and the amount of things that can be bought with it, are not the key either. Meik recommends that, once the basic needs are met, it is better to invest in experiences than in material things.

Related publications

Happiness: Lessons from a New Science, Richard Layard, Penguin (2011, 2nd Edition)

https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/54928/happiness/


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Hola (Spain) - 'Lykke' or what you can learn from the happiest people in the world

CEP Wellbeing

Richard Layard webpage


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