HomePublications

Democratisation of wellbeing: stakeholder perspectives on policy priorities for improving national wellbeing through paid employment and adult learning

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access permissions

Open

Documents

DOI

Authors

Organisational units

Abstract

Recent policy initiatives in the UK have heightened the degree to which wellbeing can be considered a political construct: The acceptance of different policy options for wellbeing depends on the extent to which those options are responsive to popular wellbeing concerns. Drawing on the views of over 400 people gathered through a variety of methods and across the UK, we outline different stakeholder views of what wellbeing is and the priorities that stakeholders believe should be addressed to improve wellbeing. We draw out the implications for reframing policy debates around wellbeing, the practice of career guidance, academic debates around identified wellbeing priorities, and the best means of developing a policy and a practice-oriented and stakeholder-responsive approach to researching wellbeing.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)492-511
JournalBritish Journal of Guidance and Counselling
Volume46
Issue number4
Early online date30 Nov 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018
Peer-reviewedYes

Keywords

    Research areas

  • Wellbeing, Paid employment, Adult learning, Worklessness, Evidence-based decision making

Downloads statistics

No data available

View graph of relations

ID: 122455177

Related by author
  1. Fostering wellbeing

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

  2. Work, Learning and Wellbeing – ESRC

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. The measurement of well-being at work

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  4. Evaluating Multicomponent Wellbeing Strategies: Theoretical and Methodological Insights

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Related by journal