Well-Being, Society and Crisis Symposium

BSA Regional Postgraduate Symposium, Leicester 4th June 2015


Society and Crisis: Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluations of Societal Well-Being

Thursday 4th of June 2015 College Court University of Leicester


9:30 – 10:00 Registration and coffee

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome and overview of the day by PhD organiser

10:15 – 11:00 Keynote by Professor Claire Wallace (University of Aberdeen) ‘What is Quality of Life? Theories and Measurements’
11:00 – 12:30 Panel Session 1

Matt Jenkins Economising Existence: ‘Well-Being’ and Cost-Benefit Analysis
Deniz Sevinc Multidimensional Inequality in the United Kingdom: Just How Unequal We Are?
Viviana Ramirez Exploring the Relational Roots of Well-Being through Mixed Methods: Reflections on the Use of Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies in the Study of Well-Being
David Tross Should Measures of National Well-Being Include Perceptions of National Well-Being?

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:20 Panel Session 2

Sophie Coco Jones Defining Happiness: A Qualitative Approach. An Exploration of Happiness Definitions from the Perspective of Young Adults in Bristol
David Bayliss Work, Worklessness and Well-Being: A Disaggregated Analysis of the Impact of Recession in the UK
Neel Sagar Personality Mismatch in the Labour Market and Subjective Well-Being
Panka Bencsik Burning Inside: The Effects of the 2011 Riots on the Well-Being of Londoners

Dr Anil Gumber Happiness and Wellbeing Inequalities by Ethnicity in the UK

Eilis Lawlor GDP Growth and Well-Being: Ireland Before and After the Crisis

15:20-15:30 Coffee and tea

15:30 – 16:15 Panel discussion: What other terms should we use to evaluate our societies if well-being is not enough? The contribution of sociology and other academic disciplines

16:15 – 17:00 Keynote by Professor Andrew Oswald (University of Warwick) ‘Happiness around   the World: The Current Scientific Evidence’

17:00 – 17:15 Closing remarks and reflections

17:15 – 19:00 Wine Reception


Conference registration: £10 BSA Members, £25 Non-BSA Members (includes lunch, refreshments and wine reception)

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