Measurement of well-being

IP (Irene) van Staveren*

*Corresponding author for this work

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What we measure as well-being and how we measure it make a difference. It matters for what we regard as economic activity and what not, what we see as worthwhile to include and what not, whose work we value and whose work not, and it matters for what we regard as important and as mere side effects of economic activity. I discuss four types of gender-aware well-being measures and, for the sake of feminist policymaking, I will indicate which stage of the capability approach they focus on.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Feminist Economics
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780429668128
ISBN (Print)9780367074142
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2021

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