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CentrePiece article
Can we be happier?
Richard Layard and George Ward
March 2020
Paper No' CEPCP568:
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CentrePiece 25 (1) Spring 2020


Tags: wellbeing; happiness

If the goal for society is the greatest possible all-round happiness, how can that be achieved? Richard Layard and George Ward outline the evidence on what explains the huge variation in people's life satisfaction – and how we can boost wellbeing, both through public policy and in our jobs and private lives.

This article draws on Can We Be Happier? Evidence and Ethics by Richard Layard with George Ward, published in January 2020 by Pelican.