Wellbeing for Ireland - Making a Paradigm Shift
In the Programme for Government, published last year, the Government committed that its "overriding focus is to improve the wellbeing of the Irish people and society". Part of that commitment was the development of a set of wellbeing indicators to provide a holistic view of how our society is faring, and a "balanced scorecard for each area of public policy, focused on outcomes and the impact that those policies have on individuals and communities. Initially, this will be focused on housing, education, and health.". But what should Wellbeing look like?
Beyond Economic Growth
There is a popular maxim in social statistics: ‘if it doesn’t count, it’s not counted’. Social statistics are almost universally the product…