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Well-being: David Cameron's happiness index

17 May 2012

On the OUPblog, Siobhan Farmer and Barbara Hanratty the authors of a new study in the Journal of Public Health discuss well-being - the concept, application, and reality for young people.

"In case you hadn’t noticed, well-being is what you need. From companies promoting food supplements to lifestyle magazines, think-tanks to government departments, well-being is on everyone’s agenda. Happiness, quality of life, life satisfaction — it doesn’t seem to matter that we don’t know exactly what it is — we definitely want some."