Article

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

Citation

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

Abstract
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.

Keywords
communities; gross domestic product (GDP); participation; policy-making; prosperity;

Journal
Families, Relationships and Societies: Volume 5, Issue 3

StatusPublished
Publication date01/11/2016
Publication date online10/10/2016
ISSN2046-7435