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Alternative policy indicators

By Sandrine Simon

Abstract

It is now often argued that society is steering with the wrong compass. Most decision-making processes are based on Gross Domestic Product (GDP), favouring economic options that generate its increase. GDP has long since been used as an indicator of economic performance, progress, and even welfare. Moreover, it is on the basis of GDP that countries are internationally 'ranked'

Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2001
OAI identifier: oai:oro.open.ac.uk:171
Provided by: Open Research Online

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