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If it makes you happy… What role does subjective wellbeing play in Levelling Up?

The Government promised to make a legal commitment to increasing wellbeing and reducing disparities in it across the UK. This paper considers how subjective wellbeing fits with the rest of the levelling up strategy, especially in relation to places that are prosperous, healthy and well educated, but nevertheless have low wellbeing.
Published: 11 May 2022
Author: Aveek Bhattacharya
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Baby bust and baby boom: Examining the liberal case for pronatalism

This briefing paper considers the liberal case for explicitly ‘pronatalist’ policies that aim to increase the birth rate in the UK.
Published: 20 September 2021
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Aveek Bhattacharya
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Unlocking Britain

These proposals are informed by the work of the Unlock Britain Commission, a group of independent advisors, business leaders and politicians, led by Afolami and convened to stimulate new economic...
Published: 17 June 2020
Author: Bim Afolami MP
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Immigration: an opportunity to lead

Some British politicians are in danger of misjudging public opinion on immigration. Not only the UK’s immigration policy, but also its wider political future, could be at stake.
Published: 02 July 2018
Author: Jonathan Thomas
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Institutional Corruption? The revolving door in American and British politics

The University of Warwick’s, Dr Mirko Draca launches his latest research on institutional corruption at the Social Market Foundation.
Published: 23 October 2014
Author: Mirko Draca
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Bridging Differences: What Communities and Government can do to foster Social Capital

This report reviews what community organisations in Birmingham, London, Madrid and New York are doing to alleviate tensions and build bridges between people from different backgrounds.
Published: 28 January 2010
Author(s): Sandra Gruescu, Verena Menne
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Well-being: How to lead the good life and what government should do to help

This book brings together celebrated academics and commentators to look for answers in the work of earlier thinkers, from JS Mill to JK Galbraith.
Published: 28 July 2009
Author: Social Market Foundation
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Disconnected Citizens: Is Community Empowerment the Solution?

This essay discusses how, despite community empowerment being presented as a panacea for many social ills, the evidence in relation to some outcomes is relatively patchy.
Published: 18 June 2008
Author: Jessica Prendergrast
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Reinventing Government Again

Ten years has passed since the publications of Osborne and Gaebler’s landmark book Reinventing Government. Thus, in 2004, the Social Market Foundation published a reflection on the ten principles for entrepreneurial government that it set out.
Published: 06 December 2007
Author(s): Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP, Philip Collins
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