Measuring non-economic well-being achievement

McGillivray, Mark 2005, Measuring non-economic well-being achievement, Review of Income and Wealth, vol. 51, no. 2, pp. 337-364.

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Title Measuring non-economic well-being achievement
Author(s) McGillivray, Mark
Journal name Review of Income and Wealth
Volume number 51
Issue number 2
Start page 337
End page 364
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Place of publication New Haven, Conn.
Publication date 2005-06
ISSN 0034-6586
Summary Income per capita and most widely reported, non- or non-exclusively income based human well-being indicators are highly correlated among countries. Yet many countries exhibit higher achievement in the latter than predicted by the former. The reverse is true for many other countries. This paper commences by extracting the inter-country variation in a composite of various widely-reported, non-income-based well-being indices not accounted for by variations in income pre capita. This extraction is interpreted inter alia as a measure of non-economic well-being. The paper then looks at correlations between this extraction and a number of new or less widely-used well-being measures, in an attempt to find the measure that best captures these achievements. A number of indicators are examined, including measures of poverty, inequality, health status, education status, gender bias, empowerment, governance and subjective well-being.
Language eng
Field of Research 160399 Demography not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©Journal compilation 2010 International Association for Research in Income and Wealth
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30028863

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