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Changing Trends in Economic Well-being in OECD Countries: What Measure Is Most Relevant for Health?

Lars Osberg and Andrew Sharpe

in Healthier Societies: From Analysis to Action

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179200
eISBN:
9780199864539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179200.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter's aim is to determine how best to measure economic well-being in order to understand better the relationship between economic well-being and health. It argues that an index of a ... More


Poverty Redefined as Low Consumption and Low Wealth, Not Just Low Income: Psychological Consequences in Australia and Germany

Bruce Headey, Peter Krause, and Gert G. Wagner

in Counting the Poor: New Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860586
eISBN:
9780199932948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860586.003.0017
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

This chapter suggests that measures of financial poverty should be based on individuals having low consumption and low wealth, as well as low income. Having set out a case for doing this, it provides ... More


Counting the Poor: New Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States

Douglas J. Besharov and Kenneth A. Couch (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860586
eISBN:
9780199932948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860586.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

The poverty rate is one of the most visible ways in which nations measure the economic well-being of their low-income citizens. To gauge whether a person is poor, European states often focus on a ... More


Asset-Based Measurement of Poverty

Andrea Brandolini, Silvia Magri, and Timothy M. Smeeding

in Counting the Poor: New Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860586
eISBN:
9780199932948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860586.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

This chapter focuses on how net worth affects households' current economic well-being with the purpose of developing statistical measures to monitor the social situation of a community. The chapter ... More


Repairing Our Public and Private Institutions: A National Imperative

Thomas H. Stanton

in Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail: Governance and Management Lessons from the Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915996
eISBN:
9780199950324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915996.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Chapter 1 is the introduction and overview. It introduces the core questions of the book: Why did so many major firms fail to protect themselves and their shareholders from failure in the financial ... More


Income over Time: Measurement Issues

Stephen P. Jenkins

in Changing Fortunes: Income Mobility and Poverty Dynamics in Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199226436
eISBN:
9780191728457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226436.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter discusses how economic well-being should be measured when the perspective is a longitudinal one. Topics addressed include the relative merits of income and consumption expenditure, the ... More


Alternatives to Income-Based Measures of Poverty

Kenneth A. Couch

in Counting the Poor: New Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860586
eISBN:
9780199932948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860586.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

This chapter discusses the symmetrical problems that arise in developing an income or consumption-based measure of economic well-being. In theory, direct measures of consumption are preferable as a ... More


Religion and the Human Meaning of Environmental Crisis

Roger S. Gottlieb

in A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet's Future

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195176483
eISBN:
9780199850846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176483.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

There are more diffuse, harder to identify, but equally threatening dimensions of the environmental crisis, besides the physical threat and physical loss. There is not only a danger to our physical ... More


Socioeconomic circumstances in Europe and North America among school-aged children

Candace Currie

in Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition): What do we know?

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342539
eISBN:
9781447301738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the socioeconomic circumstances among school-aged children in both North America and Europe. The conceptual framework that is used in this chapter has conceptualised economic ... More


Boomers, Sooners, and Settlers

JOHN MASON HART

in Empire and Revolution: The Americans in Mexico since the Civil War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223240
eISBN:
9780520939295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223240.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the increase in the number of American immigrants who entered Mexico as colonists and settlers during the late nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth century. ... More


Measuring Economic Sustainability and Progress

Dale W. Jorgenson, J. Steven Landefeld, and Paul Schreyer (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226121338
eISBN:
9780226121475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226121475.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Since the creation of National Accounts during the Great Depression there have been calls to expand macroeconomic statistics to better account for economic growth, the sustainability of growth, and ... More


Health Shocks: A Discussion

Robert Haveman

in Lifecycle Events and Their Consequences: Job Loss, Family Change, and Declines in Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785853
eISBN:
9780804786430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785853.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter provides an overview of the section of the book that discusses health shocks. A main theme of the discussion is the need for disability researchers to distinguish short-run from long-run ... More


The Foreign Policy of Contentment: The Recreational and the Real

John Kenneth Galbraith

in The Culture of Contentment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171654
eISBN:
9781400889020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171654.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines how the culture of contentment has influenced foreign policy in the United States. In general, performance in the area of foreign policy is relatively free from the economic, ... More


Paying family caregivers: evaluating different models

Caroline Glendinning

in Cash and care: Policy challenges in the welfare state

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348562
eISBN:
9781447301615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348562.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter provides an overview of different models of financial support for informal carers (that is, the kin and close friends) of older people. These models reflect the institutional and ... More


Health and Wealth in Early Retirement

Geoffrey L. Wallace, Robert Haveman, Karen Holden, and Barbara Wolfe

in Lifecycle Events and Their Consequences: Job Loss, Family Change, and Declines in Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785853
eISBN:
9780804786430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785853.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter considers how the onset of a physical or mental problem in functioning affects economic well-being during retirement, looking specifically at how reductions in physical and mental ... More


Cognition and Economic Outcomes in the Health and Retirement Survey

John J. McArdle, James P. Smith, and Robert Willis (eds)

in Explorations in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903378
eISBN:
9780226903385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903385.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter looks at the aspect of the socioeconomic status (SES) called health dynamic, focusing on cognitive skills as potentially influencing economic well-being over the life course. The growing ... More


Let’s Go to the Forest and Eat Fruit

Jana Fortier

in Kings of the Forest: The Cultural Resilience of Himalayan Hunter-Gatherers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833220
eISBN:
9780824870089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833220.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the other half of Raute economic well-being, which is devoted to collecting wild yams, fruits, and greens in the forests. Because Rautes cultivate no crops and raise no animals, ... More


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