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The state and fate of nations: Implications of subjective measures of personal and social quality of life

Eckersley, Richard


The equation of 'more' with 'better' - of standard of living with quality of life - is at the heart of a growing international debate about indicators of progress. At one level, the debate is about the adequacy of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) as the dominant indicator of national performance. However, the debate also reaches far beyond this question to challenge conventional thinking about progress. Quality of life includes both objective and subjective elements, so indicators of progress...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Indicators Research
DOI: 10.1023/A:1007071621613


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