Beyond GDP: An Assessment of the Human Sustainable Development Index

Mehmet Pinar, T Stengos, N Topaloglou

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Abstract

It has been long argued that the GDP itself cannot serve as an indicator of well-being solely, which led to the construction and use of multidimensional well-being and sustainability indices. The Human Development Index (HDI) has been one of the first attempts to go beyond single measure of well-being comparisons and o§er a multidimensional well-being measure by obtaining a composite index of education, income and health indices. Yet, many still argue that dimensions covered by the HDI do not reflect overall well-being of societies and new indicators should be added to the overall multidimensional well-being index. In this paper, we test and examine the inclusion of environmental variables to the HDI.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2015
Event17th Eurasia Business and Economic Society (EBES) Conference - Venice, Italy
Duration: 15 Oct 201517 Oct 2015

Conference

Conference17th Eurasia Business and Economic Society (EBES) Conference
CountryItaly
CityVenice
Period15/10/1517/10/15

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    Pinar, M., Stengos, T., & Topaloglou, N. (2015). Beyond GDP: An Assessment of the Human Sustainable Development Index. Paper presented at 17th Eurasia Business and Economic Society (EBES) Conference, Venice, Italy. https://www.ebesweb.org/Portals/0/Documents/Recent/17th%20EBES%20Conference%20-%20Venice%20Program.pdf