Navigation Links
Money may not buy happiness but neither does poverty
Date:2/24/2009

In the past 50 years individual levels of wealth have increased by but so have crime, deprivation, depression and addictions to alcohol and drugs. Most of us believe that more money will make us happier; however, as societies become richer, does that wealth positively impact on our happiness?

The 'Recession: health and happiness' event on 26th February, may well provide a surprising answer. Lord Professor Richard Layard who has spent years researching the impact of wealth on wellbeing will argue the answer is 'not necessarily'.

Professor Layard's view is that the ultimate aim of public policy is to make people happier, so he will be addressing issues such the impact of 'welfare to work' programmes, and will feature the evidence looking at how positive experiences can help prevent the most negative effects of unemployment. He will be speaking at the first of three events organised by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of the Festival of Social Science.

Chaired by economist and journalist, Evan Davies, of BBC Radio Four's Today programme and Dragons Den, attendees will also hear from Professor Mel Bartley of UCL's Department of Public Health, whose work has included research on health inequalities.

At the outside of the present recession, 16% of working age men were already permanently sick, in contrast to 1980 when it was 8%, so Professor Bartley will discuss the how the effects of the recession vary widely between socio-demographic groups and considers evidence that the health effects seem to be worse for younger people. Professor Bartley's research shows that stability in work impacts positively on health and well being.

Also speaking at the event will be Professor Andrew Oswald, Professor of Economics at Warwick University, who recently reviewed the evidence on the main influences on the psychological wellbeing of individuals and nations, and discusses to what extent economic growth improves psychological wellbeing or happiness.

The event will provide an opportunity to participate in the discussion regarding the social issues that will arise in the coming months as a consequence of the global economic crisis.


'/>"/>

Contact: Danielle Moore
danielle.moore@esrc.ac.uk
44-017-934-13122
Economic & Social Research Council
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. How to Stay Healthy on a Budget: 31 Money-saving Tips From Natural Solutions Magazine
2. Save Your Money and Your Health
3. Leading UK Personal Trainer Challenges Standards of Service Within Fitness Industry to Get Results or Double Your Money Back Guarantee
4. TeeBeeDee Boomer Poll Finds that Health Comes First -- Money is Secondary Concern
5. Ladies Set Sail to Raise Money for a Cure
6. BoxTone Presents Mobile Industry with Timely Money Back Software Guarantee for Managing Enterprise BlackBerry Platform
7. New Survey Shows Fitness Goals Trump Money Woes for Most
8. Time is Money When People Wait Too Long to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits
9. How to Save Money on Health Insurance
10. Dont Cut! Why Men & Women Can Postpone Face Lifts With Non-Invasive Beauty Enhancement. Dr. Jeffrey Kronson, M.D., is a Surgeon on a Mission to Limit the Knife and Save Money!
11. Electronic Prescribing Saves Patients Money
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... United Benefit Advisors (UBA), ... as the latest addition to its family of Partner Firms. Headquartered in Mount ... wellness, human resources, and health care consumerism specialists. , “Partnering with UBA will ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... An essential ... U.S. states and certain Canadian provinces is now available from the International Association ... (WCRI). , The report, Workers’ Compensation Laws as of January 1, ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... Chicago, IL (PRWEB) , ... May 05, 2016 , ... ... that employers continue to face challenges in getting employees to understand and use the ... (ACA). One of the nation’s leading non-profit business groups of large, self-insured public and ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery has been ... presented by the American Institute of Architects and the Academy of Architecture for Health. ... Perkins+Will and Harrell Architects, opened to patients in October of 2014. ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... 2016 , ... TIME for Kids and The ZAC Foundation – a national ... reach nearly 1 million children with important water safety messages before summer break begins. ... of accidental death in children one to 6 years of age. TIME for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/5/2016)... DUBLIN , May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... the addition of the  "Europe Systemic Lupus ... 2016"  report to their offering.  ... The latest research Europe Systemic Lupus ... 2016, provides comprehensive insights into Systemic Lupus ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... Israel , May 4, 2016 ... BiondVax,s CEO, Dr. Ron Babecoff , will be attending ... York City . On Thursday, May 5, ... a conference presented by Joseph Gunner & Co, ... The BiondVax presentation that Dr. Babecoff will be using is ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... , May 4, 2016 Valeritas ... of an alternative public offering (APO). This was accomplished ... company, Valeritas, Inc. and a private placement of approximately ... $5.00 per share. Under the terms of ... 2016, Valeritas Holdings, Inc. will trade on the OTC ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: