Changing the narrative: measuring progress by measuring what matters to families

Trebeck, K., Black, I. and Shaw, D. (2016) Changing the narrative: measuring progress by measuring what matters to families. Families, Relationships and Societies, 5(3), pp. 467-472. (doi: 10.1332/204674316X14758514931865)

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Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has emerged as a dominant proxy for the success of a nation. At the micro level, a similar monetary orientation is manifest in the development of invidious materialism. This article supports a shift in the purpose of policy-making, away from GDP growth and towards an agenda in which participation and relationships are positioned as more desirable. It presents Oxfam Scotland's Humankind Index as replacement measure of national progress.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Trebeck, Dr Katherine and Shaw, Professor Deirdre
Authors: Trebeck, K., Black, I., and Shaw, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences
College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Families, Relationships and Societies
Publisher:Policy Press
ISSN (Online):2046-7443
Published Online:10 October 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Policy Press
First Published:First published in Families, Relationships and Societies 5(3):467-472
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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