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Introduction
IAn Overview of Social Indicators
A. History of Social Indicators2
B. Types of Social Indicators
C. Purpose of Social Indicators
D. Current State of Social Indicators
IIA Survey of Selected Indexes on Economic and Social Well-being
A. Time Series Indexes of Well-being for Canada
1) Measure of Economic Welfare (MEW)
2) Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI)
4) Index of Social Health (ISH)
5) Fraser Institute Index of Living Standards (ILS)
6) Characteristics of Indexes of Well-being for Canada
7) Trends in the Indexes of Well-being in Canada
B. Cross-national Indexes of Well-being6
1) Human Development Index (HDI)
2) Quality of Life Index (QOL)
3) Index of Social Progress (ISP)
C. Provincial and Community Indexes of Well-being in Canada8
1) Ontario Social Development Council Quality of Life Index
2) Ottawa-Carleton Quality of Life Index
3) BC Stats Work on Regional Indicators
D) Sets of Social Indicators
1) Federation of Municipalities Quality of Life Reporting System
2) Oregon Benchmarks9
IIIIssues in the Development of Indexes of Economic and Social Well-being
A. Criteria for the Evaluation of Societal Indicators
B. Single versus Multiple Indicator Approaches to Well-being
C. Composite or Money Approaches to Single Indicators
D. Choice of Weights for the Composite Approach to Single Indicators
E. National versus Community Indicators
F. Bottom-up versus Top-down Index Design
G. Advocacy-driven versus Knowledge-driven Indexes
H. Ad hoc versus Theoretically Consistent Indexes
I. Technical Issues in Index Construction
IVConclusion
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