Wellbeing and the SDGs - PRME webinar
SDG3 ‘Good health and well-being’ includes 13 targets and 26 indicators.
SDG3 ‘Good health and well-being’ includes 13 targets and 26 indicators. However, none of these targets or indicators includes a mention of subjective wellbeing (SWB) - i.e. one's own assessment of wellbeing. In contrast, the wellbeing literature in psychology, economics and sociology places great store on: (i) which personal and societal factors contribute to SWB, and (ii) how SWB affects other outcomes for an individual and for society. Professor Arthur Grimes outlines key insights from the wellbeing literature and discusses how new insights are being derived from recent studies.
Professor Arthur Grimes
Professor Arthur Grimes is Chair in Wellbeing and Public Policy at WSBG’s School of Government, and Senior Fellow at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research. He is a former Chairman and Chief Economist of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. His current research focuses primarily on the economics of wellbeing.