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The wellbeing of nations : meaning, motive and measurement

Author: Paul Allin; D J Hand
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom : Wiley, 2014.
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"What is national wellbeing and what is progress? Why measure these definitions? Why are measures beyond economic performance needed and how will they be used? How do we measure national wellbeing & turn the definitions into observable quantities? Where are we now and where to next? These questions are asked and answered in this much needed, timely book. The Wellbeing of Nations provides an accessible and
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Allin, Paul.
Wellbeing of nations.
Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom : Wiley, 2014
(DLC) 2014027261
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Allin; D J Hand
ISBN: 9781118489574 1118489578
OCLC Number: 870324225
Description: x, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1: What is national wellbeing and why measure it? 1.1 Motivation: Why measure wellbeing? 1.2 What is individual wellbeing? 1.3 Aspects of individual wellbeing 1.4 How to measure individual wellbeing 1.4.1 Basics of measurement 1.4.2 What is measured matters 1.5 Properties of measurements 1.5.1 Validity 1.5.2 Reliability 1.6 Objective or subjective? 1.7 Combining multiple aspects 1.8 What is national wellbeing? 1.9 And how to measure national wellbeing 1.10 Structure of the book References Chapter 2: A short history of national wellbeing and its measurement 2.1 The good society and philosophies of the role of government, from ancient times 2.2 Utilitarianism 2.3 The American constitution 2.4 Official statistics --
statistics about the state and about the state of society 2.5 National accounts and GDP 2.6 More to life than GDP 2.7 Social indicator movement and measuring quality of life 2.8 Health and wellbeing 2.9 Rise of measurement of psychological wellbeing (life satisfaction, happiness, worthwhile lives) 2.10 The Easterlin paradox 2.11 Taking note of the change in the quality of the goods and services we use 2.12 Capabilities approach to quality of life (Sen) and the Human Development Index 2.13 Social capital and public value 2.14 Limits to growth and sustainable development indicators 2.15 Commentary References Chapter 3: Recent developments: towards economic, social and environmental accounts 3.1 Mis-measuring our lives: the report by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress 3.2 Replacing the Millennium Development Goals 3.3 A new global movement? 3.4 Commentary References Chapter 4: Measuring individual wellbeing 4.1 On quantification 4.2 Single measures of wellbeing 4.3 Combining aspects of wellbeing 4.3.1 Causes, effects, and correlates 4.3.2 Subjective components of wellbeing 4.3.3 Weighted sums 4.4 Components of individual wellbeing 4.5 The frailty of memory 4.6 The devil's in the details 4.7 Conclusion References Chapter 5: Preparing to measure national wellbeing 5.1 Towards a user requirement for measures of national wellbeing and progress 5.2 Towards a framework to measure the progress of societies 5.3 Constructing measures of progress and national wellbeing: identifying and meeting user requirements 5.4 Commentary References Chapter 6. How to measure national wellbeing 6.1 Drawing on the national economic accounts 6.2 Extending the national accounts 6.3 Indicator sets describing social and environmental conditions relating to wellbeing 6.4 Survey-based data on subjective wellbeing 6.5 Developments in measuring national wellbeing and progress around the world 6.6 Important issues in the measurement of national wellbeing References Chapter 7: Wellbeing policy and measurement in the UK Chapter 8: Conclusions 8.1 Progress? 8.2 Measuring wellbeing 8.3 New technologies, new data 8.4 Beyond the economy 8.5 The future References Annex: Sources of methods and measures of wellbeing and progress Index.
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