Well-being, Culture and Society from Cuban and UK perspectives, conference - Leicester

Charles Wilson Building, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH
Thursday 7 March 2013
9am – 5pm
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An interdisciplinary academic conference – featuring psychologists and health professionals from Cuba – will look at well-being in Cuba and in the UK and consider how culture, economics and health systems in the two countries influence their population’s well-being.

The New Economics Foundation has established the Happy Planet Index to quantify well-being. This uses global data on experienced well-being, life expectancy, and ecological footprint to generate a single index revealing which countries are most efficient at producing long, happy lives for their citizens. Of these, it is interesting to note that ten of the top twelve countries are in Latin America and the Caribbean. Cuba is ranked 12th while the UK is ranked 43rd and the USA is 105th out of 151 countries.

Fee: £25 with a reduced fee of £15 for trainees and students (includes coffee, lunch and tea)

More information and speaker details: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/psychology/postgraduate/clinical-psychology/news/cuba2013

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