Bringing real wealth onto the balance sheet
Juliet Michaelson, Nic Marks, Nicola Steuer, Saamah Abdallah, Sam Thompson
24 January 2009
National Accounts of Wellbeing presents a radical, robust proposal to guide the direction of modern societies and the lives of people who live in them.
It demonstrates why national governments should directly measure people’s subjective well-being: their experiences, feelings and perceptions of how their lives are going. It calls for these measures to be collected on a regular, systematic basis and published as National Accounts of Wellbeing. The measures are needed because the economic indicators which governments currently rely on tell us little about the relative success or failure of countries in supporting a good life for their citizens.
Building a wellbeing economy
The New Economics Foundation depends on its supporters’ generosity. If you value what we do, please consider making a donation.
Looking after yourself and others during the coronavirus crisis.
30 March 2020
Latest episode of our award winning podcast - subscribe on iTunes!
15 July 2019
If history is any guide, we should pay attention to New Zealand
10 July 2019
Without a power analysis, wellbeing economics misses the mark
20 March 2019