DRIVERS of wellbeing
For policymakers or individuals to increase wellbeing depends on them understanding what might influence or drive wellbeing. Subjective wellbeing may be influenced by a wide range of individual and societal factors. The relative importance of different drivers is likely to vary across countries and across different groups within society depending on their circumstances. The seven contributions below use ESS data to explore a number of potentially important drivers of wellbeing across European countries: work, gender, parenthood, migration, the environment, democratic government and cultural values.