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What Questions Should be Asked on a National Well-Being Survey?

Many governments around the world have been expressing interest in conducting surveys to measure national well-being and in using the results to guide policy. But there remain many open questions. My co-authors and I have been thinking about several of these open questions, including: What questions should be asked on a national well-being survey? How should the responses be used to create a well-being index? The article linked below, published on VOX (the blog of the Center for Economic Policy Research) describes a recently published paper that addresses these questions.