Analysing wellbeing from a life course perspective

The AgeWellAccounts (AWA) project focuses on the measurement and analysis of wellbeing from a life course perspective. A comprehensive range of wellbeing measures is used for this purpose, including measures of the economic situation of people, exposure to stress and time pressure as well as measures of happiness and health status.

AWA data

Part of the project is the compilation of a dataset that contains age-specific information on different dimensions of individuals’ wellbeing. This data complement National Transfer Accounts by providing comprehensive age-specific information on the economic situation of individuals, the way they are using their time, and their subjective wellbeing.

Aim of the project

The AgeWellAccounts data will be used to study how the different dimensions of wellbeing change over the life course and how they differ between countries. The aim is to identify the main determinants that influence wellbeing at each stage of life and to explore the relation between wellbeing and intergenerational support.