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Learning from Experience: Non-technical Teaching to Promote Quality of Life Statistics

  • Jon HallEmail author
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Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 79)

Abstract

Measurements are important in determining national directions. As the economist Joseph Stiglitz remarked in 2009, “What we measure affects what we do. If we have the wrong metrics, we will strive for the wrong things. In the quest to increase GDP, we may end up with a society in which most citizens have become worse off” (Stiglitz 2009).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.United Nations Development Program, New York OfficeNew YorkUSA

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