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The second paper produced by the Matrix Knowledge Group for the series on Public Value is entitled “Lifelong Learning and Well-being: an analysis of the relationship between adult learning and subjective well-being”.  As noted in the Foreword, the paper “addresses the question of how far learning can contribute to improving well-being. It takes a particular approach applying cost-benefit analysis to produce very specific results, quantified and even given monetary values. Such an approach is open to criticism, but it helps focus the debate on alternative choices.” p2

The paper “addresses the question of how far learning can contribute to improving well-being. It takes a particular approach applying cost-benefit analysis to produce very specific results, quantified and even given monetary values. Such an approach is open to criticism, but it helps focus the debate on alternative choices.” p2

As with the other papers reviewed in this series, the definition of public value adopted is presented in the first paragraph of the Foreword and not examined in the paper itself and we will examine that here. (more…)

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This is my quick review and commentary on the second paper in the Inquiry into the Future of Lifelong Learning – Public Value. The full title is “Lifelong Learning and Crime: an analysis of the cost-effectiveness of in-prison educational and vocational interventions” link – http://www.niace.org.uk/lifelonglearninginquiry/docs/Public-value-paper-2.pdf (more…)

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