Policy Sciences

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 245–267 | Cite as

Theoretical issues and social indicators: A societal process approach

  • Wm. Alex McIntosh
  • Gerald E. Klonglan
  • Leslie D. Wilcox
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Abstract

Well-being involves various levels: the individual, the institutional-distributive, and the societal. These levels are interrelated. Social indicators of well-being must be theoretically based so as to take into account these levels. A societal process model is proposed to describe the levels of society and the nature of well-being at each level. Social indicator types regarding the output and distribution of well-being, the effect of policy manipulatable and nonmanipulatable inputs, and the secondary consequences of inputs are suggested and examples are provided.

Keywords

Economic Policy Secondary Consequence Social Indicator Process Approach Theoretical Issue 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wm. Alex McIntosh
    • 1
  • Gerald E. Klonglan
    • 2
  • Leslie D. Wilcox
    • 2
  1. 1.Texas A & M UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Iowa State UniversityUSA

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