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

Daniels, Kevin, Connolly, Sara, Ogbonnaya, Ndukwe, Tregaskis, Olga, Bryan, Mark, Robinson-Pant, Anna and Street, John (2018) Democratisation of wellbeing: stakeholder perspectives on policy priorities for improving national wellbeing through paid employment and adult learning. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 46 (4). pp. 492-511. ISSN 0306-9885

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: wellbeing,paid employment,adult learning,worklessness,evidence-based decision making
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2017 06:07
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 00:37
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/65379
DOI: 10.1080/03069885.2017.1408776

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