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Low income, high prices and wars: So why is Israel one of the happiest countries in the world? - Israel News - Haaretz.com

Low income, high prices and wars: So why is Israel one of the happiest countries in the world? - Israel News - Haaretz.com | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Israel has achieved a consistently high ranking in the world happiness report since it began, says Richard Layard, one of the three professors of economics who are the editors-in-chief of the report.

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Professor Richard Layard works at LSE as part of the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance. 

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'Happiness gap' divide widest in Wales, study shows

'Happiness gap' divide widest in Wales, study shows | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Some parts of Wales show the widest gap in the UK between those happy with life - and those who are not.

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The study was carried out by the ESRC-funded What Works Centre for Wellbeing

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UK Data Service's curator insight, March 28, 2017 4:30 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

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Money really doesn't make you happy

Money really doesn't make you happy | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A study by the London School of Economics has revealed treating conditions such as anxiety and depression would 'reduce misery' more than eliminating poverty in the UK.

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The What Works Centre for Wellbeing is funded by the ESRC. Professor Richard Layard is based at the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance.

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UK Data Service's curator insight, December 14, 2016 7:54 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.


British Household Panel Survey
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Why are British teenage girls so unhappy?

Why are British teenage girls so unhappy? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Girls in the UK have become unhappier in the last five years, according to new research. But why?

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This article is about the Good Childhood Report by the Children's Society, which uses data from the ESRC-funded Understanding Society study

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UK girls becoming more unhappy - study

UK girls becoming more unhappy - study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Girls in Britain are becoming more unhappy with some saying they feel ugly and worthless, says the Children's Society annual report.

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The report by the Children's Society uses data from the ESRC-funded longitudinal study Understanding Society

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Taking part in sport and cultural activities makes us happier, says study 

Taking part in sport and cultural activities makes us happier, says study  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Taking part in sport and cultural activities makes us happier, says study - A new study conducted at Nottingham Trent University found that engagement in sports and cultural activities like attending concerts positively contributed to a person's happiness.

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Article cites research using data from the ESRC-funded Understanding Society

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8 Things That Make You Happier, Backed by Research

8 Things That Make You Happier, Backed by Research | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Give five hugs a day, spend time with friends and spend money on someone else, to name but three things.

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Article cites research from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey

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Brits are genetically grumpier

Brits are genetically grumpier | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
New research from the University of Warwick has revealed that the Brits, French and Americans are more likely to be grumpy
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Article discusses research presented at the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

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It is being a misery that keeps me going

It is being a misery that keeps me going | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
HURRAH! I’m a grumpy old woman – and it’s not my fault!
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Article discussing research to be presented at the Happiness Around the World Festival of Social Science event.

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