Tag Archives: wellbeing

Religious Capital, Social Capital and Health

June 8, 2020

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Religion plays a prominent role in many societies and can affect many aspects of people’s lives, including their health. Ephraim Shapiro and Chen Sharony explore this link.

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The Importance of being Social

June 4, 2019

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iStock-1125268244-smile-friend-balloonsSherman Folland investigates the influential role social capital plays in mental health and physical wellbeing. […]

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No Place Like Home

March 22, 2018

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iStock-470210186-houses-city-homeAntonio Argandoña explores the role the home plays in modern society and its importance for global legislative, political and institutional initiatives. […]

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How Can Parental Disadvantages be Compensated?

April 20, 2017

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Jani Erola and Elina Kilpi-Jakonen examine the influence of resource compensation on social mobility. […]

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Wellbeing: An idea whose time has come?

July 8, 2016

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Ian Bache and Louise Reardon examine the recent focus on wellbeing and where it is heading.


The terms ‘wellbeing’ and ‘quality of life’ are frequently utilised as part of political rhetoric. In the recent UK EU referendum campaign for example, UKIP leader Nigel Farage invoked quality of life as a reason to vote leave – and as a way to undermine the economic concerns of those wanting to remain in the EU. For over a decade, David Cameron has spoken of the need to promote GWB (General Wellbeing Being) and not just GDP. At one point he went as far as to say that ‘Improving our society’s sense of well-being is… the central political challenge of our time’. In Cameron’s case, however, engagement with wellbeing has been more than just rhetorical. […]

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