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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/26304

Title: Beyond GDP: Enabling Democracy with Better Measures of Social Well-Being
Authors: Frecker, Karen
Keywords: Quality of life — Evaluation
Social indicators — Methodology
Issue Date: Jun-2005
Publisher: Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
Abstract: A renewed global interest in social well-being and the monitoring of living conditions is reinvigorating the search for better measures of social performance. This two-part paper examines the nature of social performance indicators (SPIs) and the factors that affect their usefulness as tools for social analysis, social change and the evaluation of public institutions. It describes 12 projects producing SPIs, evaluates them according to a new set of 14 criteria, and concludes that the best SPIs foster greater democracy.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/26304
ISBN: 0-7727-7901-5
ISSN: 1716-4141
Appears in Collections:The Kiessling Papers

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