Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Report on wellbeing and poverty in Zambia published

Fri Sep 28 17:51:00 BST 2012

This latest report from Wellbeing and Poverty Pathways sets out the 'pre-story' of the project's approach to wellbeing assessment and presents preliminary findings on objective and subjective wellbeing in rural Zambia.

The report provides an overview of findings from a first round of fieldwork in Zambia which highlight that while economic status makes the greatest difference to inner wellbeing, gender/marital status comes a close second.

The report from the DFID/ESRC-funded research project based in the Centre for Development Studies also discusses the methodology developed to assess wellbeing, the pitfalls encountered and how they have been addressed.

Read the report

The report can be accessed online.