The (Un) happy planet indexAuthor: Marks, Nic Publisher: New Economics Foundation, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 56 p. ; 30 cm.Type of document: Book Online Access: Click here
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The Happy Planet An index of human well-being and environment impact Contents Executive summary Introduction What is the ultimate aim of societies? Introducing the Happy Planet Index Why do we need a new index? Existing measures and their limitations Components of the HPI Calculating the HPI Interpreting the Happy Planet Index Different types of progress: HPI vs. existing indicators Development blues: the 'Transition' Countries and Southern Africa Island paradise Factors influencing well-being Cultural values Political conditions Social Capital 2 6 6 8 8 10 14 15 22 24 30 31 31 32 33 Countries at the top of the HPI Countries at the bottom of the HPI Conclusion: Does happiness have to cost the Earth? A Global Manifesto for a happier planet Where do we go from here? The HPI and implications for policy Appendix 1: Data limitations Appendix 2: Data sources and estimation procedures Appendix 3: Calculating the HPI (details) Endnotes 35 37 39 41 41 45 48 51 53
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