Wellbeing

Marking eight years of National Well-being – How we’re doing so far

Eight years ago, ONS established the Measuring National Well-being (MNW) programme. The aim was to produce accepted and trusted measures of the well-being of the nation and answer the fundamental question “how are we doing?”.   Rhian Jones discusses how the programme is enabling decision makers to look differently at the society around them, helping them to make better decisions.  

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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.  

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