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The value of community wellbeing for locality based practice

By Philip R. Crane

Abstract

This presentation put forward six propositions regarding the value and character of community wellbeing, in particular the economic contribution of social and community programs and initiatives. The six propositions are:\ud 1. Community wellbeing is a useful umbrella concept\ud 2. Everyone benefits from public programs\ud 3. There is an economic as well as social cost of not responding well\ud 4. Local government is key in fostering community wellbeing\ud 5. Good practice involves bringing together a number of perspectives and levers, including social and cultural initiatives\ud 6. Engaging with the community around wellbeing offers an opportunity to enhance the political proces

Topics: 160000 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY, Community wellbeing, Local government, Economic and social wellbeing, Community programs
Year: 2012
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:55147

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