Measuring what matters. National Statistician’s Reflections on the National Debate on Measuring National Well-being – Office for National Statistics [UK] – 25 July 2011

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Measuring what matters. National Statistician’s Reflections on the National Debate on Measuring National Well-being – Office for National Statistics – 25 July 2011

Author: Jil Matheson

“Abstract

In 2010, ONS launched a programme to measure national well-being.

The aim is to develop and publish an accepted and trusted set of National Statistics which help people understand and monitor national well-being.

As part of the programme, ONS set up a national debate to gather views on what matters to people and what influences their well-being.

The debate attracted over 34,000 responses and highlighted that the key areas that matter most to people include our health, connections with other people such as family and friends and the local community; job satisfaction and adequate income and wealth; work-life balance; meaning and purpose; the environment and government services.

There is also a commonly held view that there should be a greater sense of fairness and equality.

This article summarises the key findings from the debate and outlines the next step in measuring national well-being.

Links to five supplementary papers to the report can be found in the related links on the right.”

Findings from the National Well-being Debate
Measuring subjective well-being
Developing a framework for understanding and measuring national well-being
Measuring children’s and young people’s well-being
Measuring economic well-being

 

 

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