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Social indicators and social development

Cummins, Robert 2007, Social indicators and social development, in International Conference on Social Indicator and Social Development, [Civil Service Development Institute], [Taipei, Taiwan], pp. 1-13.

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Title Social indicators and social development
Author(s) Cummins, RobertORCID iD for Cummins, Robert orcid.org/0000-0001-9014-7193
Conference name International Conference on Social Indicator and Social Development (2007 : Taipei, Taiwan)
Conference location Taipei, Taiwan
Conference dates 14-15 June 2007
Title of proceedings International Conference on Social Indicator and Social Development
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2007
Conference series International Conference on Social Indicator and Social Development
Start page 1
End page 13
Publisher [Civil Service Development Institute]
Place of publication [Taipei, Taiwan]
Summary This paper concerns the use of social indicators to improve social development and the happiness of populations. A distinction will be drawn between the traditional indicators of wealth and health and the new subjective social indicators. These latter measures concern the subjective side of life quality, or happiness, which in contemporary science is more commonly referred to as subjective wellbeing (SWB). The SWB construct is described within the theoretical context of SWB homeostasis. This is a proposed management system which has the role of maintaining a positive view of the self. It will be described how the homeostatic system can be challenged by hardship and defended by a variety of resources. Recommended forms of SWB measurement will be considered. It is concluded that both objective and subjective social indicators should be consulted by policy makers in order to plan the most effective initiatives to enhance population wellbeing.
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Language eng
Field of Research 170113 Social and Community Psychology
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2007, Civil Service Development Institute
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008138

Document type: Conference Paper
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