Sunday, December 04, 2011


University of Stirling, Venue: the Court Room
Friday 9 December 2011

12:30-5.15pm, followed by reception
Rapporteur: David Blanchflower

12.30 – 1.30 Lunch
1:30 – 3.00   Presentations on the theme of ‘subjective well-being’:
Felix Fitzroy and David Ulph (St Andrews):  “So far so Good:  Age, Happiness, and
Relative Income”
Liam Delaney (Stirling): “Day Reconstruction Methods: Stress and Decision Making”
David Bell (Stirling): “Well-being and Place”

3.00 – 3.30 Coffee

3.30 – 5.00   Presentations on the theme of ‘poverty, health and inequality’:
Anikó Biró (Edinburgh): “Poverty of Widows in Europe”
R. McQuaid and R. Raeside (Napier): “Health and Wellbeing of Employees In Employee-Owned Businesses”
Paul Allinson (Dundee): “The Longitudinal Analysis of Health Inequalities”

5.00-5.15 Closing remarks by David Blanchflower, followed by a short talk on “The Pulse of the Nation”

5.15 Reception

In order to allow the maximum amount of time for discussion, presentations will be limited to a maximum of 25 minutes, and presenters will be asked to limit their remarks to the key questions and issues; an outline of the methodology;  and the key conclusions.  Copies of papers will be available for those wishing to pursue the details.

If you wish to attend the workshop, please send an e-mail to Lennie Jing ( including details of any special diet requirements. Participants will receive a confirmation and further details on travel. SIRE shall reimburse travel expenses (limited to a second class rail and bus fare) for academics affiliated with a Scottish University Economics Department. Car pooling for a minimum of 2 people is also acceptable. A claim form will be provided on arrival.

Further information is available from the organisers David Bell ( or David Ulph

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