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How a focus on wellbeing can help us make better policy decisions
Celia Blanco-Jimenez, Liam Delaney, Paul Dolan, Georgios Kavetsos, Christian Krekel, Laura Kudrna, Kate Laffan, Richard Layard, Gus O'Donnell and Jet Sanders March 2021
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Tags: covid-19; wellbeing; policy; health

Deaths, hospitalisations and cases have been the default metrics for policymakers during the pandemic. Paul Dolan (LSE) and a team of behavioural science experts propose a broader way of measuring policy outcomes that considers life experience as well as life expectancy.