Tag Archives: Well-Being Surveys

Growing Sense of Wellbeing Into the Seventh Decade of Life (BBC News / MRC)

Summary A long-running Medical Research Council cohort study survey, which has followed the health and wellbeing of 1,700 people since their birth, indicates that feelings of wellbeing of those in their 60s actually increased as they approached the age of … Continue reading

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Happiness Research, Geography (Economics?) and Ageing (BBC News / Lancet / JGCR)

Summary In the affluent Western countries, including the UK and the US, measurable life satisfaction follows a U-shape curve, dipping to a low in midlife but rising again in later life (despite physical ageing). Life satisfaction in Africa tends to … Continue reading

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Measuring Wellbeing: Practitioners’ Guide (NEF)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary The New Economics Foundation (nef) have produced this guidebook primarily to assist voluntary organisations and community … Continue reading

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