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Governments must ask people which feelings matter not just ask how happy they are - say economist & former Cabinet Secretary

Governments around the world have been wrestling with attempts to use data on people’s happiness to shape policy and public spending decisions, but they have been missing a crucial step according to new research by University of Warwick economist Professor Andrew Oswald and former Cabinet Secretary Lord (Gus) O’Donnell.  

Tue 13 October 2015, 10:48 | Tags: research, Social Affairs, Economics and Finance

Family support more important than pre-school care in securing children’s wellbeing

The government needs to focus as much on supporting deprived and disadvantaged families as it does on increasing the number of hours of free pre-school care if it is to secure the best outcomes for young children, according to new research from the University of Warwick.

Tue 14 July 2015, 09:35 | Tags: research, Politics, Social Affairs, Education

Study reveals potential value of prison pen pal scheme to rehabilitation of offenders

The prison pen pal scheme ‘Prisoners’ Penfriends’ has an important role to play in helping to rehabilitate convicted offenders, new research from the University of Warwick has found. The findings are revealed in a report from the Law School’s Criminal Justice Centre, which is being presented at the House of Lords on Thursday (25 June).

Tue 23 June 2015, 10:29 | Tags: research, Social Affairs, Law

Study finds English and Welsh family courts not discriminating against fathers

There is no evidence that family courts in England and Wales are discriminating against fathers because of gender bias, a new study by the University of Warwick and funded by the Nuffield Foundation has found.

Tue 02 June 2015, 06:13 | Tags: research, Social Affairs, Law

Midlands people can help design future of our home heating & hot water systems

Researchers at the University of Warwick’s School of Engineering and Warwick Business School are part of a new project that will draw on the opinions of Midlands people to help design future home heating and hot water systems.

Thu 21 May 2015, 16:01 | Tags: WBS, Engineering, Social Affairs, Sciences

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