Measuring Genuine Social Progress

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    Abstract

    Nations need indicators that mesaure progress towards achieving their goals - economic, social and environmental.People want to see true measures of success, not just economic measurements that track financial activity. So why are we still using Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to gauge our successes? Standard economic indicators, like GDP, are useful for measuring just one limited aspect of the economy - marketed economic activity - but GDP has been mistakenly used as a broader measure of welfare.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Sustainability Practitioner's Guide to Social Analysis and Assessment
    Editors J. Murray, D. McBain, and T. Wiedmann
    Place of PublicationChampaign, Illinois
    PublisherCommon Ground Publishing
    Pages44-51
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9781612298122
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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