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Archive for the 'Indicators of wellbeing' Category

What makes a good life?

Posted on January 6th, 2016 · Posted in Indicators of wellbeing, Research, Videos

An excellent Ted talk by Robert Waldinger on a 75-year longitudinal study on what makes a good life.  Really worth a watch: ted.com/talks/robert_waldinger

Transition from primary to secondary school

Posted on August 14th, 2015 · Posted in Articles, Indicators of wellbeing, Research

Interesting article on how vulnerable children deal with this transition: growingupinaustralia.gov.au/…/asr2014e.html

Australian happiness

Posted on July 16th, 2015 · Posted in Articles, Indicators of wellbeing, Research

Surprising findings on what supports Australian happiness. Report just published by the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics Survey (HILDA).  We now need to find out why people are happier in.. read more

Supportive Relationships and Active Skill-Building Strengthen the Foundations of Resilience

Posted on April 23rd, 2015 · Posted in Indicators of wellbeing, Research

Decades of research in the behavioral and social sciences have produced substantial evidence that children who do well despite serious hardship have had at least one stable and committed relationship.. read more

Importance of physical connection with others

Posted on March 7th, 2015 · Posted in Articles, Indicators of wellbeing

“If we assign a nutritional value to touch, it is clear that many, perhaps most adults, regardless of whether they are alone or in partnership, suffer from significant degrees of.. read more

Aboriginal concept of wellbeing

Posted on November 21st, 2014 · Posted in Articles, Indicators of wellbeing, The Disadvantaged

Article from The Conversation: “Indigenous Australians offer a broader concept of wellbeing”: bit.ly/1F5j9lQ

The Good Childhood Report 2013

Posted on September 14th, 2014 · Posted in Indicators of wellbeing, Research

This is the summary of the report from the Children’s Society on the wellbeing of UK children.   Really interesting reading and much of it is likely to apply to Australian.. read more

Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements

Posted on August 2nd, 2014 · Posted in Indicators of wellbeing, Research

In Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements (Gallup Press; hardcover; May 4, 2010), bestselling authors Rath and Harter team up to share the results of a landmark study of wellbeing and its implications.. read more

Measuring Children’s Wellbeing

Posted on July 8th, 2014 · Posted in Indicators of wellbeing

New Economics Foundation and Action for Children’s “Guide to Measuring Children’s Wellbeing”: http://bit.ly/1jfKux8

How’s Life? – Measuring Wellbeing

Posted on June 19th, 2014 · Posted in Indicators of wellbeing, Materials & Programs

This OECD report can be downloaded here (3.5MB pdf): OECD Measuring wellbeing