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How a focus on wellbeing can help us make better policy decisions

Dolan, Paul, Layard, Richard, O’Donnell, Gus, Delaney, Liam, Krekel, Christian, Sanders, Jet, Blanco Jimenez, Celia, Laffan, Kate, Kavetsos, Georgios and Kudrna, Laura (2021) How a focus on wellbeing can help us make better policy decisions. LSE COVID-19 Blog (05 Mar 2021). Blog Entry.

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Deaths, hospitalisations and cases have been the default metrics for policymakers during the pandemic. Paul Dolan (LSE) and a team of behavioural science experts propose a broader way of measuring policy outcomes that considers life experience as well as life expectancy.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2021 13:09
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 11:02

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