Older publications from ONS's Measuring National Well-being programme. Outputs are listed in date order with the most recent at the top. More recent Articles and reports are available from the publications page.
Comparing measures of subjective well-being and the views about the role they should play in policy (377.6 Kb Pdf) - Published July 2011, this report was produced for ONS by Paul Dolan and Robert Metcalf. It compares different measures of subjective well-being and presents empirical evidence from the Opinions Survey.
Measuring Subjective Well-being for Public Policy (99.8 Kb Pdf) - Published February 2011, this report was produced for ONS by Paul Dolan, Richard Layard and Robert Metcalfe. It examines how subjective well-being measures can be used for monitoring progress, informing policy design and policy appraisal.
There's more to life than GDP but how can we measure it? (481.3 Kb Pdf) - Article by Jo Evans and Jennifer Thomas from Economic & Labour Market Review September 2010 on outputs and initiatives that support the societal well-being agenda.
Measuring Subjective Well-being in the UK (490.8 Kb Pdf)
Measuring Societal Well-being in the UK (1.29 Mb Pdf) - This working paper from 2007 aims to identify key components of well-being and explore existing datasets that could help build a picture of societal well-being, quality of life and progress in the UK.
Measuring Societal Well-being (227.1 Kb Pdf) - Published in 2007 this article considers what societal well-being is and the main approaches that are emerging for how it should be measured.
ONS Statistical Work Priorities (218.6 Kb Pdf) - Describes the ONS statistical work priorities for 2007 including well-being development.