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About Welfare in Cultural Context
About Welfare in Cultural Context

Author(s): Angelica-Nicoleta Neculaesei (Onea)
Subject(s): Culture and social structure , Social development, Family and social welfare, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Fundatia Română pentru Inteligenta Afacerii
Keywords: Welfare indicators; Cultural context; Cultural unconsciousness; GDP; GNH; Happiness;

Summary/Abstract: This article aims to briefly analyze the research efforts on measuring welfare indices in terms of cultural relativism. It presents the limitations of GDP and some of the proposed alternatives over time, to understand the wideness and interest in this topic, but also the consequences of imposing a certain type of indicators to reflect the progress and welfare of a country. To provide a coherent overview on the proposed subject, the approach starts with the presentation of general acceptation of the welfare concept. Further, the literature review reveals many concerns about the welfare and progress, but also the difficulties associated with this effort. Critical comments generally reflect the need to consider the culture factor in the debate on welfare.

  • Issue Year: III/2015
  • Issue No: 07
  • Page Range: 407-413
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English