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Happiness index 'could lead to policy changes'

David Cameron has said life cannot be "measured on a balance sheet" as he launched a countrywide consultation to assess the nation's happiness.

He said economic growth was vital, but the plans to study national well-being could "lead to government policy that is more focused... on all those things that make life worthwhile".

Mark Easton reports.

  • 25 Nov 2010