A new two-year project on why wellbeing varies for different groups in society

The Centre has launched a major new project with leading economist, Diane Coyle, Bennett Professor of Public Policy, and her team, at the University of Cambridge.

How will it work?

  • The research will use expert interviews to test how relevant our current wellbeing indicators are across different groups or people.
  • Statistical methods will explore how well the current wellbeing metrics reflect these sources of wellbeing variation across communities.
  • The researchers will also test methods to produce a manageable set of indicators for policy use.
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[Extract from today’s guest blog]

This week’s guest blog is the second part to a blog published in September 2018 from June Stevenson, Chief Executive of Artis Foundation, a creative learning charity… June outlines what they’ve learnt over the last year and changes they are making to their evaluation. This blog is part of our Measuring Wellbeing series…

Using the right wellbeing scaleOne ambition was to roll out our Artis Bounce programme and build on our first year’s evaluation methods. We had already identified that the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scales (WEMWBS) wasn’t the right one and were going to try using the Stirling Children’s Well-being Scale (SCWBS), being aimed at younger children.

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