Well-being and the Wealth of Nations: How are They to Be Defined?
Méda, Dominique; Jany-Catrice, Florence (2013), Well-being and the Wealth of Nations: How are They to Be Defined?, Review of Political Economy, 25, 3, p. 444-460. 10.1080/09538259.2013.807671
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Journal nameReview of Political Economy
Taylor and Francis
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Abstract (EN)Questions relating to well-being have recently returned to the limelight, notably with the publication in September 2009 of the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi commission report on the measurement of economic performance and social progress. Has this commission changed the terms of the debate on what a society's wealth and well-being are? Has it proposed new paradigms? In accepting the limitations of GDP as a key indicator of well-being, has it developed a new theoretical foundation and new evaluation criteria suited to a very different situation and to very different priorities from those that prevailed at the time when GDP first became established as a measure of national economic performance? These are the main questions raised and reviewed by this paper.
Subjects / KeywordsQualité de la vie; Bien-être; Indicateurs sociaux; Richesse; Indicateurs économiques
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