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    • 30 Nov 2022
    • 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Online Webinar


    "Money does not always buy happiness, but are richer people less happy in their daily lives? 

    It depends on how you analyze income"


    November 30th

    9:00am MST/11:00am EST/5:00pm CET

    Do people who have more money feel happier during their daily activities? Some prior research has found no relationship between income and daily happiness when treating income as a continuous variable in OLS regressions, although results differ between studies. We re-analyzed existing data from the United States and Germany, treating household income as a categorical variable and using lowess and spline regressions to explore nonlinearities. Our analyses reveal that these methodological decisions change the results and conclusions about the relationship between income and happiness.

    Presented by: Laura Kudrna

    Laura Kudrna is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Applied Health Research at the University of Birmingham. Her main research interests are in applying psychological and behavioural principles to drive health and wellbeing improvements for individuals and communities. She has specific interests in income, workplaces, and inequalities. Prior to joining Birmingham, she spent seven years at the London School of Economics (MSc Social Research Methodology, PhD Social Policy) and held a post-doctoral post at Warwick Medical School where she contributed to a cluster randomised controlled trial with small to mediums sized enterprises..

    • 8 Dec 2022
    • 7:00 AM (EST)
    • Online Webinar


    Do teachers matter for students' wellbeing and long-term success?


    December 8

    9:00am EST/3:00pm CET

    Using rich cohort data in the United Kingdom, this paper estimates teacher value-added on students' test scores and non-cognitive skills in primary school. I find that that teachers are important on both the determination of students' test scores and non-cognitive skills. Conditional on teacher effects on students' test scores, teacher effects on students' non-cognitive skills persist over time and reach into early adulthood, predicting a range of economic and social outcomes measured at age 20, including going to university, labour market aspirations, risky health behaviours, and attitudes towards others.

    Presented by: Sarah Fleche

    Sarah Fleche is an applied economist and CNRS research fellow at the Sorbonne Economic Centre (University Paris 1), in France. Her research lies in the fields of labour, education and behavioural economics and has led to new insights into the role of schools on wellbeing development, mental health and determinants of wellbeing over the life course. Sarah is also an associate researcher at the LSE Centre for Economic Performance and the French Wellbeing Observatory (CEPREMAP). In 2008, together with Andrew Clark, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee and George Ward, she wrote a book on The Origins of Happiness. Prior to joining Paris 1 University, she has been an assistant professor at the Aix Marseille School of Economics, a post-doctoral researcher at the LSE and received her PhD from Paris School of Economics.

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13 Oct 2022 ISQOLS Webinar, "How much can we learn from subjective wellbeing data?"
1 Sep 2022 ISQOLS Webinar, "Robots, meaning, and self-determination"
19 Aug 2022 ISQOLS 2022 Conference Dinner- Guest Registration
3 Aug 2022 2022 ISQOLS Conference Vermont, USA
2 Aug 2022 2022 ISQOLS pre-conference workshop, "Quality of Life and Local Foods: A Taste of Vermont"
18 Jul 2022 ISQOLS Webinar, "A Journey For Happiness: The Man Who Cycled to Bhutan"
11 May 2022 Inaugural President's Lecture: Why government should measure hope?
5 May 2022 ISQOLS Webinar, The Happiness and Well-Being Learning Collaborative at Purdue University
3 May 2022 ISQOLS Psychology of Wellbeing: Webinar 10 "Theories and Models of Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health"
26 Apr 2022 ISQOLS Psychology of Wellbeing: Webinar 9 "Population Segments and Wellbeing"
19 Apr 2022 ISQOLS Psychology of Wellbeing: Webinar 8 "Population Segments and Wellbeing"
12 Apr 2022 ISQOLS Psychology of Wellbeing: Webinar 7 "Life Domains and their Effects of Wellbeing"
5 Apr 2022 ISQOLS Psychology of Wellbeing: Webinar 6 "Life Domains and their Effects of Wellbeing"
29 Mar 2022 ISQOLS Psychology of Wellbeing: Webinar 5 "Effects of Subjective Reality on Wellbeing"
22 Mar 2022 ISQOLS Psychology of Wellbeing: Webinar 4, "Effects of Subjective Reality on Wellbeing"
15 Mar 2022 ISQOLS Psychology of Wellbeing: Webinar 3, "Effects of Objective Reality on Wellbeing"
8 Mar 2022 ISQOLS Psychology of Wellbeing: Webinar 2, "Effects of Objective Reality on Wellbeing"
3 Mar 2022 ISQOLS Webinar, Ireland: A case study of improvement in national well-being
1 Mar 2022 ISQOLS Psychology of Wellbeing: Webinar 1, "Introduction to Psychology of Wellbeing"
9 Feb 2022 ISQOLS Webinar: Positive attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccines: A cross-country analysis
8 Dec 2021 ISQOLS Webinar: Good Data for Good Decisions about Community Revitalization
10 Nov 2021 ISQOLS Webinar: Sustainable Hedonism. A Thriving Life That Does Not Cost the Earth
4 Oct 2021 ISQOLS Webinar: Physical pain in 146 nations
4 Sep 2021 ISQOLS 2021 Virtual Awards Ceremony
24 Aug 2021 2021 ISQOLS Virtual Conference
28 Jul 2021 ISQOLS Webinar: Trade and Job (In)Security: The Two Sides of Import Exposure
24 Jun 2021 ISQOLS Gather Event, Postgraduate Program in Medicine and Health
10 Jun 2021 ISQOLS WEBINAR: "How Was Life? New Perspectives on Well-being and Global Inequality since 1820"
26 May 2021 ISQOLS WEBINAR: Explaining Happiness and Income in the Short and Long Run: A Lesson on Happiness
25 Mar 2021 ISQOLS WEBINAR: Walls of Glass. Measuring Deprivation in Social Participation
15 Mar 2021 Quality of Life in Latin America
23 Oct 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR: Validation of the SPF-Q, an instrument to assess the quality of production functions to achieve well-being, among multimorbid patients
16 Oct 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR: "Exploring the Link Between Walkability and Subjective Wellbeing in Detroit Metro Area"
5 Oct 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR:"Does it matter where it comes from? Happiness and air pollution sources"
2 Oct 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR: "Scale Norming Makes Welfare Analysis with Life Satisfaction Scales Difficult: Theory and Empirical Evidence"
1 Oct 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR: "Be Happy: Navigating Normative Issues in Behavioural and Well-Being Public Policy"
30 Sep 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR: "Bowling with Trump: Economic Anxiety, Racial Identification, and Well-Being in the 2016 US Presidential Election"
14 Sep 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR:"Wellbeing, sustainability, and progress: what's needed to help governments be accountable to human experience?"
2 Sep 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR:"Influence of Spouses’ Work-Role Similarity on Inter Gender Difference in Health and life Expectancy"
25 Aug 2020 2020 ISQOLS Virtual Conference
21 Aug 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR:"Promoting wellbeing through gender equity: ten strategies for basic education institutions""
3 Aug 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR:"Character Strengths and Participation in Sport/Physical Activity to Promote Positive Ageing"
16 Jul 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR:"Designing Meaningful Work during COVID-19: Implications for Managers & the Future of Work"
22 Jun 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR:"POZE. A paradigm for Social Change, from the inside out."
8 Jun 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR:"Transmission of research results to the field of public policies for the improvement of quality of life"
28 May 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR:"Community Indicators Projects: Theoretical Notions" "
2 Apr 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR:" Consumption that counts – Exploring links between consumption and well-being"
15 Mar 2020 ISQOLS International Symposium & Site Visit: Quality-of-life in Kibbutz Communities
24 Jan 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR:"Improving Quality-of-Life Through Quality of Care in Africa"
11 Nov 2019 ISQOLS Member Research Webinar, "Which factors support student wellbeing at university?"
29 Oct 2019 ISQOLS Member Research Webinar, "Exploring the concept of health-related quality of life for patients on haemodialysis in Saudi Arabia"
6 Sep 2019 ISQOLS Conference Dinner
4 Sep 2019 2019 ISQOLS Conference Granada, Spain
1 Sep 2019 ISQOLS Pre-Conference Rabat, Morocco
14 Jun 2019 ISQOLS WEBINAR, "Animals, People and the Planet – increasing wellbeing for all"
3 May 2019 ISQOLS WEBINAR, "Animals, People and the Planet – increasing wellbeing for all"
15 Mar 2019 ISQOLS WEBINAR, "Reframing Work To Improve Well-being"
16 Jan 2019 ISQOLS Webinar: "Bridging the Gap Between the Sustainable Development Goals and Happiness Metrics"
14 Dec 2018 ISQOLS WEBINAR, "Gross National Happiness of Business: An Assessment Tool"
14 Sep 2018 Webinar: "Sustainability through Happiness" with Scott Cloutier

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