Better Life Index

OECD's BETTER LIFE INDEX FOR CANADA AND THE PROVINCES: CHALLENGES AND RESULTS
Douglas May and Philip Hoskins, May 2014
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Abstract:
Over the past decade the OECD has advocated that the well-being of a society should involve more than an indicator involving real GDP. In May 2011, that organization produced its Better Life Index (www.betterlifeindex.org) for many countries. This action was carried out as a means of measuring social progress in order to both engage citizens and to motivate governments to focus on what sort of society its citizens wish for. ...


CHARTING PROGRESS TOWARDS A "BETTER LIFE" IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR: STARTING WITH THE BASICS

Devin Drover, February 2016
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Abstract:
Over the last decade, Newfoundland and Labrador has seen tremendous economic growth. Provincial Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased significantly, while household income has reached its' highest level in our province's history. Traditionally, economic indicators like these have been used to symbolize progress within our society. However, it is also important to consider whether we should be looking at something different. ...

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