Measuring Well-Being for Policymaking – New Report


Subjective Well-Being:  Measuring Happiness, Suffering, and Other Dimensions of Experience, a new report by the National Research Council, examines whether collecting data on self-reported or "subjective" well-being on government or private surveys would be useful for improving policymaking and measuring quality of life of a population or country. 



Advance copies of the report will be available to reporters only beginning at noon EST Tuesday, Dec. 3. The report is embargoed and not for public release before 11 a.m. EST Wednesday, Dec. 4. To obtain an embargoed copy, contact the National Academies' Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail