New Book on Measuring Well-being Out Today!

We’re excited to announce that the volume titled Measuring Well-being: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from the Social Sciences and the Humanities is out today!

It will be available for free download soon and the print edition is available now for pre-order with 30% off discount code (see below).

The book is edited by Matthew T. Lee, Laura D. Kubzansky, and Tyler J. VanderWeele, researchers at Harvard University, includes a chapter titled Current Recommendations on the Selection of Measures for Well-Being written by SHINE’s researchers Eileen McNeely and Dorota Węziak-Białowolska.

This volume:

  • Provides leading-edge guidance on conceptualizing and measuring well-being from scholars who have led national and international projects
  • Offers a model of hospitable dialogue across disciplinary boundaries, synthesizing insights from multiple disciplines
  • Presents a consensus set of recommendations for measuring well-being, as well as dissenting viewpoints
  • This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International license


Matthew T. Lee is Director of Empirical Research at the Human Flourishing Program in the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University and coauthor of The Heart of Religion (Oxford University Press).

Laura D. Kubzansky is Lee Kum Kee Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and co-Director of the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Tyler J. VanderWeele is the John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Epidemiology in the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Director of the Human Flourishing Program, and Co-Director of the Initiative on Health, Religion, and Spirituality at Harvard University.

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