Measuring personal well-being: Leaving no one behind

Measuring personal well-being: Leaving no one behind

ONS has pioneered the measurement of national well-being in the UK in addition to traditional measures of prosperity, enabling policy makers to make better more well-rounded decisions. As the work matures, its scope is being expanded to better reflect the well-being of the whole population. Here, David Tabor describes some of the enhancements ONS is introducing to make sure no one is left behind.  

Realising the potential of ONS research data

Every year hundreds of innovative projects are completed by authorised researchers granted secure access to anonymised ONS survey data. Director of Methods, Data and Research, Sarah Henry believes this work with the research community’s work is critical to tackling major social issues and growing the economy. Here, she reports on a recent event which celebrated its success while acknowledging the importance of preserving public trust.         

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Shining a light: new ways to measure global development

The international community has come together to develop the Sustainable Development Goals – a  set of worldwide targets for assessing  human progress and eliminating poverty.  This month some of the world’s leading development experts visited ONS to see how we’re contributing to this and other vital international work.  Matt Steel was there to greet them.  

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Time for a change?

This weekend the clocks go forward in the UK as we sacrifice an hour of sleep in the morning for an extra hour of sunlight in the evening. ONS has been exploring the link between how we spend our time and our personal well-being. As Chris Payne happily explains, it’s a case of less work and more play.    

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