The New Indicators of Well-Being and Development

The New Indicators of Well-Being and Development

by J. Gadrey, F. Jany-Catrice


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New indicators of development, well being, social health or ecological footprint are presented in this volume as alternative methods of re-assessing the growing gap between well being and 'more having'. They show that ongoing growth might destroy vital natural resources and has already begun this depletion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230005006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 06/28/2006
Edition description: 2006
Pages: 135
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

JEAN GADREY is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Lille, France. He is the author of more than 20 books about the economics and socio-economics of services and the new indicators of development. Many of his books have been published not only in French and the English language, but also in Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese and Italian.

FLORENCE JANY-CATRICE is Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Lille, France. She is the author and co-author of several books and researches the socioeconomics of labour and employment in the service sector and international comparisons.

Table of Contents

List of Tables List of Figures List of Acronyms and Abbreviations Introduction The Search for Alternative Indicators GDP and Growth Called into Question Human Development and Social Progress The First Extensions of GDP Environmental GDPs and the Ecological Footprint The Index of Economic Well-Being Evaluating the Indicators Sustainable Human Development and National Accounts in the Twenty-First Century Conclusion Notes References Index

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