Monday, 26 November 2012
Measuring National Well-being: Life in the UK 2012 provides a unique overview of well-being in the UK today. The report is the first snapshot of life in the UK to be delivered by the Measuring National Well-being programme and will be updated and published annually.
Here’s a ludicrously brief summary:
“Since the recent recession real incomes have fallen as inflation has risen faster than incomes. Around 1 in 8 people were finding it quite or very difficult to manage financially. Despite this, people have been shown to be quite resilient – life satisfaction has remained broadly stable throughout the last decade. Healthy life expectancy has increased as has our overall satisfaction with our health. However, mental health remains an important issue – around 1 in 5 reported some kind of psychological distress”.