Well-being in Wellington: a report on the June 2012 Wellbeing and Public Policy Conference
Keywords:Stiglitz report, International Journal of Wellbeing, self-reported measures, 'gross national happiness’, well-being of children
International interest in including a broad range of measures of well-being in national accounts and in using well-being research to inform policy making was greatly stimulated by the Stiglitz report (Stigliz, Sen and Fitoussi, 2008). The essential message of this report was that if we want wellbeing to feature as one of our country’s outcomes it has to be measured and monitored appropriately to test its responsiveness to public policy interventions. In order to bring these issues to a New Zealand audience, editors from the International Journal of Wellbeing organised the Wellbeing and Public Policy conference held at Victoria University of Wellington over the three days of 13–15 June 2012.
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