National Well-being

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Aims to promote discussion and debate on the development of new measures of national well-being and how they can be used to meet the needs of policy and the public. This is a new community in its early stages.

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  • Dear National Well-being Community Member, Apologies if you are already aware of this, but ONS has been encouraging people to give their opinions to help ONS improve the National Well-being outputs, including the National Well-being dashboard, Domains ...

  • Thank you, Jonathan. Good to hear that you are engaging with users on the issue of wider measures of wellbeing and progress as well as improvements to GDP. I didn't reply straightaway as I wondered if anyone else would join in – and they haven't done! ...

  • Thanks for these comments. I think there are some very good points raised. I and others in the ONS have spent a long time listening to the debate about GDP and well-being – the recent Indigo Prize competition was a great way of seeing the issues, ...

  • To Jonathan Athow, Deputy National Statistician, ONS Dear Jonathan, Very interesting blog on GDP . While I agree wholeheartedly with your title, that GDP is a worthwhile but incomplete measure, there are many aspects of what you say that I think need ...

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