Object structure

Title:

The construction of well-being indicators: from definitions to measures and to interpretation

Group publication title:

Śląski Przegląd Statystyczny = Silesian Statistical Review

Title in english:

Silesian Statistical Reviev

Creator:

Maggino, Filomena

Subject and Keywords:

measurement of national well-being ; well-being concepts ; indicators’ definition and construction ; jakość życia ; pomiar ; monitorowanie ; wskaźniki dobrobytu

Description:

Śląski Przegląd Statystyczny = Silesian Statistical Review, 2013, Nr 11 (17), s. 95-122

Abstrakt:

In order to measure and monitor a country’s well-being and progress, a particular path has to be followed, leading from concept to measure, to interpretation. The process requires: (a) defining the concepts to measure and monitor and their conceptual dimensions, together with the ambits (domains) in which the concepts are observed and monitored; (b) developing/selecting indicators; this requires the identification also of the appropriate techniques aimed at their synthesis; (c) defining the perspectives through which the indicators should be observed and the consistent organization of the monitoring process; (d) defining the interpretative/explanatory models, which actually link the obtained results to the previously defined concept. The widely accepted main concepts defining the progress of a country (or community) are the well-being of individuals (quality of life), its fair distribution (equity), and sustainable promotion (sustainability). The paper aims at (a) clarifying different issues concerning the well-being of societies by providing a conceptual instrument allowing anyone to orient themselves among all the emerging proposals and to distinguish between serious and propagandistic ones; (b) unravelling the primary methodological aspects and issues that should be considered in constructing indicators

Publisher:

Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wrocławiu

Place of publication:

Wrocław

Date:

2013

Resource Type:

artykuł

Format:

application/pdf

Language:

eng

Relation:

Śląski Przegląd Statystyczny = Silesian Statistical Review, 2013, Nr 11 (17)

Rights:

Wszystkie prawa zastrzeżone (Copyright)

Access Rights:

Dla wszystkich w zakresie dozwolonego użytku

Location:

Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wrocławiu