Workshop on well-being over the life course

Over the last decade significant progress has been made in the measurement of people’s well-being, however, for these measures to have a significant impact on the design and development of specific policies, we must go beyond simply measuring well-being outcomes. It is important to know, not just the current level and distribution of well-being, but also what drives well-being, and whether the same causal mechanisms apply at different stages of the life course. Subjective well-being is a key area where better information on causality is needed.

The OECD, the Centre for Economic Performance of the London School of Economics and the CEPREMAP Well-Being Observatory are jointly organising a workshop on modelling the causes of subjective well-being over the life course of individuals. The workshop will bring together a range of researchers estimating models of the life course determinants of current subjective well-being based on longitudinal data for a number of countries. The objective of the workshop is to present some initial findings from current research in this area and help define the agenda for the future.

If you wish to attend, please contact wellbeing@oecd.org.