An Integrated Approach to Assessing Wellbeing

S C White

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Abstract

This briefing paper introduces the approach to wellbeing assessment being developed and applied by Wellbeing and Poverty Pathways in its three-year research project in Zambia and India.

Key elements of the approach are:
A multi-dimensional model of wellbeing: Wellbeing is made up of seven domains that span material, relational and personal factors

A new concept of Inner Wellbeing: Subjective perspectives focus on 'Inner Wellbeing': what people feel and think they can do and be

An integrated, mixed method approach: Measures of how people are doing objectively complement Inner Wellbeing assessment. Qualitative data and reflection balance quantitative measures and analysis
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBath
PublisherCentre for Development Studies, University of Bath
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

Publication series

NameWellbeing and Poverty Pathways
VolumeBriefing No. 1

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  • Projects

    Wellbeing and Poverty Pathways

    White, S.

    Economic and Social Research Council

    1/08/1030/04/14

    Project: Research council

  • Cite this

    White, S. C. (2013). An Integrated Approach to Assessing Wellbeing. (Wellbeing and Poverty Pathways; Vol. Briefing No. 1). Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath.