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Workshop on the Role of Well-Being Measures in Public Policy

The U.S. National Institute on Aging, in collaboration with the U.K. Economic and Social Research Council commissioned the National Research Council Committee on National Statistics to convene two-day exploratory workshop on the application of subjective well-being measures to public policy. Leading academic and policy personnel from the US and UK explored the research needs and practical challenges surrounding the integration of measures of subjective well-being into the planning and evaluation of social and economic policies by local and national governments and agencies. This workshop is part of a larger effort of the NIA to support measurement advances and the integration of life-course themes into the science of well-being and to enhance the policy relevance of this field.  A meeting summary (PDF, 570K) is available.