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14 March 2018
GET HAPPY UK immigrants typically converge on higher life satisfaction than in their home countries – World Happiness Report 2018
Immigrants tend to become about as happy as the rest of the population in their new countries, although they continue to have a ‘footprint’ from the happiness level in their countries of birth. That is one of the central findings in the World Happiness Report 2018, which is published at the Vatican on Wednesday 14 March.
01 March 2018
New research findings from the Centre for Economic Performance highlighted in the Spring 2018 CentrePiece magazine
New research reports from the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)  at the London School of Economics are highlighted in the Spring 2018 CentrePiece magazine. Among the findings:  APPRENTICESHIPS: High potential payoffs but variation by subject specialism;  BREXIT: Leave vote benefited from feelings of social and economic exclusion; HOUSING: Planning policy creates more empty homes and longer commutes;  FAMILY FIRMS: The weak management practices of second-generation bosses; PRE-SCHOOL: Free entitlement to early education has failed to deliver benefits; ITALIAN PRODUCTIVITY: Long-lasting stagnation in Europe’s ‘sleeping beauty’;  LOCAL LABOUR MARKETS: Tools for analysing effects of place-based policies;  LOST EINSTEINS: American evidence on who grows up to be an inventor  
20 February 2018
Global Happiness Policy Report 2018

The Global Happiness Policy Report 2018, published on 19 February 2018, contains the first attempts by the Global Happiness Council, to assemble possible best practices for happiness policy. It helps to fill the gap between the science of happiness and its policy applications.

22 January 2018
THE ORIGINS OF HAPPINESS: New book on the science of wellbeing over the life course
A new book by Professor Richard Layard and colleagues presents evidence on the origins of happiness drawing on unique survey data on over 100,000 individuals in Australia, Germany, the UK and the United States.