This revised and updated 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 quantiative measures and analysis
White, S.; Marshall, N. An integrated approach to assessing wellbeing. Wellbeing and Poverty PathwaysBriefing No. 1. University of Bath, Bath, UK (2013) 4 pp.