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Wellbeing, inequality and social deprivation: A roundtable discussion

All Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 from 09:30 to 11:00 (BST)

Wellbeing, inequality and social deprivation: A...

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In recent years, there has been increasing recognition of the need to look beyond measures of average wellbeing to explore inequalities in wellbeing, and particularly those with very low wellbeing. There has similarly been a growing interest in exploring a concept of social deprivation which recognises forms of deprivation which are likely associated with, but go beyond, material deprivation.

In this roundtable, we will bring together experts in wellbeing, inequalities and social deprivation to explore these issues further. We will ask:

  • How might wellbeing help to produce a wider conception of social deprivation, and what does this add to existing concepts of material deprivation?
  • What would policy that focussed on improving the lives of those with very low wellbeing look like in practice? How might it differ from existing approaches focussed on alleviating deprivation?
  • How would the focus on wellbeing inequalities change the existing wellbeing agenda in government?

Chaired by Jon Cruddas MP and Baroness Tyler (Co-chairs of the APPG on Wellbeing Economics)

Confirmed speakers include;

  • Baroness Ruth Lister - Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough University
  • Lord Gus O’Donnell - Former Cabinet Secretary and non-Executive Chairman of Frontier (Europe)
  • Professor Richard Layard - Professor and Director of Wellbeing, London School of Economics
  • Dr Simon Sandberg - Consultant for Lambeth Council and wellbeing expert
  • Dr Kimberley Brownlee – Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick

Please register as places are limited


Do you have questions about Wellbeing, inequality and social deprivation: A roundtable discussion? Contact All Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics

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Houses of Parliament
Committee Room 5
SW1A 0AA London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 from 09:30 to 11:00 (BST)


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