Via Scoop.itThe Great Transition 

“The new Canadian Index of Wellbeing will measure not just the economy, but how people and communities, the environment and our democracy are faring. “

The comprehensive index is based on 64 indicators from eight broad domains: living standards, community vitality, democratic engagement, education, healthy populations, environment, time use (the impact, say, of 24/7 commercial operations and the workplace leash of new technology), leisure and culture.

The report says quality of life actually decreased over the period measured — in the environment, leisure and culture, and time use. In health, there have been only modest gains.”

Canada has presented a new metric showing a big discrepancy between GDP growth and citizens’ wellbeing. When will the EU have its new "BeyondGDP" metric?

Go to  the EU’s Beyond GDP web site to learn about latest developments on a new metric for well-being

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