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Limitations of Economic and Social Indicators

Ed Diener, Richard E. Lucas, Ulrich Schimmack, and John F. Helliwell

in Well-Being for Public Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195334074
eISBN:
9780199893928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334074.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Economically developed societies devote considerable resources to collecting economic and social indicators to help policy makers in their deliberations about how to best increase quality of life. ... More


Well-Being for Public Policy

Ed Diener, Richard Lucas, Ulrich Schimmack, and John Helliwell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195334074
eISBN:
9780199893928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334074.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The case is made for implementing national accounts of well-being to help policy makers and individuals make better decisions. Well-being is defined as people's evaluations of their lives, including ... More


Mind the Gap

Ashwani Deshpande

in The Grammar of Caste: Economic Discrimination in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072034
eISBN:
9780199081028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072034.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter outlines contours of caste disparity in modern contemporary India, evidence that seriously questions the belief that caste is irrelevant in globalizing India. It presents evidence spread ... More


Financial Instability 1966–1990

E. Philip Davis

in Debt, Financial Fragility, and Systemic Risk

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198233312
eISBN:
9780191596124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198233310.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In this chapter, we test the theories of financial instability outlined in Ch. 5 against evidence from six periods of financial instability since 1973, namely the UK secondary banking crisis of ... More


Overlapping Identities: Caste and Gender

Ashwani Deshpande

in The Grammar of Caste: Economic Discrimination in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072034
eISBN:
9780199081028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072034.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The previous chapters suggest that identity matters in the real world, even in strongly market-oriented situations. What happens when there are overlapping identities? There are several contexts ... More


Production and Work in the American Metropolis

Allen J. Scott

in Social Economy of the Metropolis: Cognitive-Cultural Capitalism and the Global Resurgence of Cities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199549306
eISBN:
9780191701511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549306.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter analyses the economic structure of American metropolitan areas, and the forms of production that contribute to its urbanization. It begins by revealing statistical points of growth and ... More


Comparison of outcomes by country

Derek Birrell

in The impact of devolution on social policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422255
eISBN:
9781447303862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422255.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines some of the available evidence for comparing social need and the outcome of provision and expenditure since devolution. Five different types of comparative evidence are explored ... More


Special Category States of India

Govind Bhattacharjee

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199460830
eISBN:
9780199086528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460830.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Eleven economically backward hill states of India sharing international boundaries comprise the group of ‘Special Category States’. Lacking in economic resources and being geographically isolated ... More


Understanding Interest Rates and the Economy

Alan N. Rechtschaffen

in Capital Markets, Derivatives and the Law: Evolution After Crisis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199971541
eISBN:
9780199361458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199971541.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter provides an overview of interest rates and their impact on the economy. It first outlines the composition, purpose, and responsibilities of the Federal Reserve before turning to a ... More


The Four Musketeers

Marc Fleurbaey and Didier Blanchet

in Beyond GDP: Measuring Welfare and Assessing Sustainability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199767199
eISBN:
9780199332557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767199.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the need to find better alternatives to GDP or GNP as the main indicator of social progress and countries’ success. It suggests that the ... More


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