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Measuring subjective wellbeing in Bangaladesh, Ethiopia, Peru and Thailand using a personal life goal satisfaction approach


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Copestake, J. and Camfield, L., 2009. Measuring subjective wellbeing in Bangaladesh, Ethiopia, Peru and Thailand using a personal life goal satisfaction approach. Working Paper. Bath: University of Bath/Wellbeing in Developing Countries Research Group. (Wellbeing in Developing Countries (WeD) Working Papers; WeD Working Paper 09)

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    Abstract

    The paper sets out an approach to assessing people's wellbeing that focuses on their perceived attainment of life goals. Section 1 explains the motivation for seeking new ways of measuring subjective wellbeing in developing countries. Section 2 briefly reviews relevant literature and process of designing the data collection instrument (referred to as the WeDQoL). Sections 3 and 4 present illustrative empirical findings from its use in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Peru and Thailand. Section 5 concludes that much scope remains for developing new tools, like the WeDQoL, usefully to inform public policy in developing countries.

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    Item Type Reports/Papers (Working Paper)
    CreatorsCopestake, J.and Camfield, L.
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences
    Research CentresCentre for Development Studies
    StatusUnpublished
    ID Code13945
    Additional InformationID number: WeD Working Paper 09/45

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