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There is more to life than GDP. When discussing living standards, we are increasingly looking at subjective well-being to complement data on income and output. Our work looks at changes in well-being across different groups, and what drives these changes.


George Bangham

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Happy now? Lessons for economic policy makers from a focus on subjective well-being


How happy are people in the United Kingdom? How satisfied are they with their lives? In the Resolution Foundation’s first detailed analysis of subjective wellbeing data, this paper takes a…
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All aboard the Millennial Express – longer commutes for less pay


The ONS serve to uplift and depress analysts like me in equal measure. And today they served up the latter, with new figures showing that the number of people commuting…
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How can employers support wellbeing in the gig economy?


Working in the gig economy can be a liberating experience. Freed from the rigidities of the 9 to 5 life, individuals find that they are able to enjoy work at…
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One billion hours: what’s happening to the working week?


Towards the end of 2015 the jobs market passed an important-sounding milestone – we now work more than one billion hours each week. This has been wholly driven by strong…
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