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Can we be happier?


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.


Richard Layard and George Ward

2 March 2020     Paper Number CEPCP568

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This CentrePiece article is published under the centre's Community Wellbeing programme.

This publication comes under the following theme: Causes and effects of wellbeing