Today the ONS has published its latest insights from our Measures of National Well-being dashboard. This forms part of the ONS’s plans to move beyond traditional economic metrics to measure the impact of growth on people and the natural environment. As part of this agenda, Hugh Stickland writes about plans to develop our measures of national wellbeing.Read more on Beyond GDP: what matters to national well-being
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had huge impacts on all aspects of life in the UK, including the world of work. Initially younger workers were the hardest hit, but as restrictions eased, a new picture has emerged – the apparent disengagement of many older workers. Hugh Stickland looks at the work the Office for National Statistics has been doing to help understand some of the factors underlying this.Read more on The over-50s and the world of work: what’s happening and why?
Today we release new analysis that, for the first time, shines a light on how the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has affected some of the most vulnerable members of society. This pioneering work also adds to ONS insight on how the lockdown has affected the mental health and personal well-being of people from all corners of societyRead more on How Has Lockdown Affected Our Well-being?
Homelessness remains one of the most pressing, some say growing, issues that policy makers face but a clear understanding of the causes is hampered by a lack of clear data. The ONS and Centre for Homelessness Impact have launched a consultation on a new set of homelessness indicators which aim to measure factors that influence homelessness, such as housing, poverty, and relationships to try and find new ways to measure what areas are most at risk. Here Hugh Stickland Ligia Teixeira set out the aims of the consultation and invite contributions.Read more on How could new metrics help to end homelessness?