News archive - October 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Times are tough: how is Canada doing? (The Hill Times)

This year, our findings uncover some troubling truths about the connection between our economy and our well-being.

By The Honourables Roy Romanow and Monique Bégin, Co-Chairs, Canadian Index of Wellbeing Advisory Board

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Canadians' well-being down as economy grows: study (Tengri News)

Quality of life for Canadians has dropped significantly since the last recession in 2008, even though indicators show a rebound in the economy, AFP citing a study published Tuesday.

Canadians' well-being, according to the Canadian Index of Wellbeing composite report, dropped by 24 percent between 2008 and 2010 and the decline continues despite an economic recovery.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wellbeing Index with Matt Galloway and Lynne Slotek (CBC Metro Morning, audio)

Matt Galloway spoke with Lynne Slotek. She is the Associate Director of Knowledge Mobilization at the Canadian Index of Wellbeing.

Listen to the episode on the CBC radio website (4:59).

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

UK wellbeing still 13% below pre-credit crunch levels as squeeze on family finances continues to hurt living standards (Daily Mail Online)

By Steve Nolan

The UK has seen a massive decline in living standards since the beginning of the global economic crisis, a government report revealed today.

The report, released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), revealed that a mix of high inflation and deep recession has left national well-being down more than 13 per cent since the crisis began.

The report was released hours before Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King hinted that Britain could be set to emerge from its double-dip recession based on new growth figures due out tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Editorial: We’re not enjoying ourselves (Edmonton Journal)

It’s a simple question we hear almost every day. How are you doing?

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