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The Non-Market Economy & the Need to Measure Aging

The Non-Market Economy & the Need to Measure Aging

Seniors make a significant contribution to society much of which without a financial payment and hence not included in economic measures. Seniors’ contributions and challenges need to be included in non-market GDP alternative measures.  The exclusion of seniors from these alternative measures is fueling the inter-generational equity debate.  Instead of placing a value on seniors in our society, they are […]

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By |June 16th, 2013|Ageism, GDP|0 Comments

Which is a better measurement – GDP or Improving People’s Lives?

Which is a better measurement - GDP or Improving People's Lives?

In an earlier bog post http://agenomics.ca/2013/02/are-canadians-happy/ I talked about emerging approaches for measuring improvements in Canada.  In today’s Globe and Mail, economist Dan O’Neill talks about the need for new measurements, beyond that measured by GDP.   Mr. O’Neill talks about the need for a ‘progress indicator’ but I believe this already exists through the Canadian Index of Well-being at the University […]

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By |March 23rd, 2013|GDP, Well-being|0 Comments