Analysing wellbeing: a framework for development practice


White, S. C., 2010. Analysing wellbeing: a framework for development practice. Development in Practice, 20 (2), pp. 158-172.

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This article presents a framework for analysing wellbeing in development practice, drawing on the work of the Wellbeing in Developing Countries Research Group (WeD). Wellbeing is viewed as a social process with material, relational, and subjective dimensions. Wellbeing may be assessed at individual and collective levels, but at base is something that happens in relationship - between individual and collective; between local and global; between people and state. The article considers potential hazards in taking wellbeing as focus, and concludes by considering what real difference such a focus could make.


Item Type Articles
CreatorsWhite, S. C.
Uncontrolled Keywordsmethods,social sector,health and wellbeing
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences
Research Centres & Institutes > Institute for Policy Research
Research CentresCentre for Development Studies
ID Code18794


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