The four approaches to measuring wellbeing

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Abstract

There are essentially four approaches to constructing a better measure than GDP of whether the nation is making true progress in improving wellbeing; adjusting GDP to make it more suitable, replacing it with a ‘dashboard’ of alternative indicators, weighting these alternative indicators to form a composite indicator, and using peoples’ own reported assessments of their well-being.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMeasuring and Promoting Wellbeing: How Important is Economic Growth?
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in honour of Ian Castles AO and a selection of Castles' papers
EditorsAndrew Podger, Dennis Trewin
Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
PublisherANU Press
Chapter7
Pages191-208
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781925021325
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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NameAustralia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) Series
PublisherANU Press

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HAWKINS, J. (2014). The four approaches to measuring wellbeing. In A. Podger, & D. Trewin (Eds.), Measuring and Promoting Wellbeing: How Important is Economic Growth?: Essays in honour of Ian Castles AO and a selection of Castles' papers (pp. 191-208). (Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) Series). Canberra, Australia: ANU Press.
HAWKINS, John. / The four approaches to measuring wellbeing. Measuring and Promoting Wellbeing: How Important is Economic Growth?: Essays in honour of Ian Castles AO and a selection of Castles' papers. editor / Andrew Podger ; Dennis Trewin. Canberra, Australia : ANU Press, 2014. pp. 191-208 (Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) Series).
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HAWKINS J. The four approaches to measuring wellbeing. In Podger A, Trewin D, editors, Measuring and Promoting Wellbeing: How Important is Economic Growth?: Essays in honour of Ian Castles AO and a selection of Castles' papers. Canberra, Australia: ANU Press. 2014. p. 191-208. (Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) Series).