The New Economics Foundation's Charles Seaford
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Happiness linked to 'high level of equality'

Health, family and friends are more important to people's happiness than money, according to the early results of a survey on wellbeing.

The findings will be used to help the government discover whether Britain is becoming a better place to live.

Charles Seaford, head of the Centre for Well Being at the New Economics Foundation, said having enough money to live seemed important, but "it seems that national wellbeing depends on quite a high level of equality".

  • 26 Jul 2011