This report examines the relationship between happiness and having children. Over the last 30 years, people in Britain have become more affluent but have not become much happier. Over the same period the birth rate has declined. We know that family has an important part to play in happiness but whether the fact that we are having fewer children is in turn connected to how happy we are in unclear.
To explore this connection we held a series of focus groups and conducted a survey of 1,500 men and women across Britain.
State of the North 2024: Charting the course for a decade of renewalThe North’s communities are ambitious for a better future, but face systemic and pronounced inequalities. Gaps in power, wealth, opportunity, and health result in shorter, sicker, less fulfilling lives.
No home left behind: Funding a just transition to clean heat in ScotlandHow can we ensure that investment in clean heating in Scottish homes drives a just transition, sharing costs and benefits fairly?
The asylum backlog: Job done?This blog post sets out how the department must now grapple with a new set of backlog challenges.