Trebeck K, Black I & Shaw D (2016) Changing the narrative: Measuring progress by measuring what matters to families. Families, Relationships and Societies, 5 (3), pp. 467-472. https://doi.org/10.1332/204674316X14758514931865
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.
communities; gross domestic product (GDP); participation; policy-making; prosperity;
Families, Relationships and Societies: Volume 5, Issue 3
|Publication date online||10/10/2016|