Measuring Australia's well-being using hierarchical needs

Clarke, M, Islam, S and Paech, S 2006, 'Measuring Australia's well-being using hierarchical needs', Journal of Socio-Economics, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 933-945.

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Title Measuring Australia's well-being using hierarchical needs
Author(s) Clarke, M
Islam, S
Paech, S
Year 2006
Journal name Journal of Socio-Economics
Volume number 35
Issue number 6
Start page 933
End page 945
Total pages 13
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract A new approach to well-being measurement is presented in this paper based on multidimensional hierarchical human needs and motivation. This paper empirically applies this new measure of well-being to Australia for the period 1985-2000. This hierarchical approach is underpinned by a rigorous psychological theory of human motivation. Hierarchical human needs are classified into five categories. Eight indicators have been chosen to reflect these categories. A composite indicator of these eight indicators is calculated. This paper concludes that it is necessary to consider multidimensional human needs and motivation when analysing and seeking to improve well-being through economic and social development activities.
Subject Applied Economics not elsewhere classified
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.socec.2005.11.063
Copyright notice Copyright © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
ISSN 1053-5357
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