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The Guardian

Wellbeing should replace growth as 'main aim of UK spending'

The paper, from the all-party parliamentary group on wellbeing economics, written by O'Donnell and other leading MPs and peers, calls on the government to use the spending review to boost its funding for mental health services, teaching in schools and social care by an extra £10bn within five years to raise the wellbeing of citizens.

A SPENDING REVIEW TO INCREASE WELLBEING An open letter to the Chancellor. Report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics, May 24, 2019.

Happiness, Lessons from a New Science (Second Edition), Richard Layard, Imprint: Penguin. Published: 07/04/2011. ISBN: 9780241952795

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News Posted: 24/05/2019      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 4

Interview with Richard Layard on the Report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics

The report, which is launched today, comes from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics. The authors include Lord Gus O'Donnell (the former Cabinet Secretary), Chris Ruane MP (chair), Lord Richard Layard (chair of Action for Happiness) and Baroness Claire Tyler.

A SPENDING REVIEW TO INCREASE WELLBEING An open letter to the Chancellor. Report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics, May 24, 2019.

Happiness, Lessons from a New Science (Second Edition), Richard Layard, Imprint: Penguin. Published: 07/04/2011. ISBN: 9780241952795

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News Posted: 24/05/2019      [Back to the Top]

Macleans Online

What’s really making North Americans so unhappy?

Sachs makes his provocative claim as part of the 2019 World Happiness Report, an annual summary of how the world is feeling about life, which he oversees alongside University of British Columbia economist John Helliwell and British academic Richard Layard. And while it may sound light-hearted or inconsequential, happiness research-essentially survey data on self-reported well-being-is a legitimate and growing area of academic inquiry. It’s also becoming something of a political necessity, given evidence that happy voters are more likely to support incumbent governments.

The World Happiness Report 2019, produced by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). Editors John F. Helliwell, Richard Layard, Jeffrey Sachs.

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News Posted: 23/05/2019      [Back to the Top]

The New York Times Online

New Zealand’s Next Liberal Milestone: A Budget Guided by ‘Well-Being’

"This budget is a game-changing event," said Richard Layard, a professor at the London School of Economics who is an expert on life satisfaction across populations.
New Zealand is not the only country that is starting to rethink whether blunt economic measurements like gross domestic product are the best gauge of a nation's success. But, Dr. Layard said, there has been "no other major country that has so explicitly adopted well-being as its objective."

A SPENDING REVIEW TO INCREASE WELLBEING An open letter to the Chancellor. Report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics, May 24, 2019.
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News Posted: 22/05/2019      [Back to the Top]