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Our sense of wellbeing has been in decline for years – here's how to turn it around

By Paul Anand, Professor of Economics, The Open University
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People’s sense of wellbeing took a dive in the first year of the pandemic, according to new data published by the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS). As lockdowns took effect and people grew fearful about the future, their life satisfaction fell by an average of 4%, while their anxiety rose by 9%. People also became less happy and were more likely to feel that the things they were doing in life weren’t worthwhile.

Lockdown restrictions…

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