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Content available remote Developing Attitudinal Indicators of Societal Progress
This paper reports progress on a project to develop a set of ‘attitudinal indicators of societal progress’, as part of the wider methodological research agenda associated with the European Social Survey. It recognises the recent contribution of ‘happiness economics’ in moving the debate about the progress of societies ‘beyond GDP’, but seeks to move the agenda on in two ways. Firstly it focuses more on cognitive evaluations of society’s functioning than measures of affect like happiness. Secondly it is less concerned with the psychological wellbeing of individuals and more with the social wellbeing of aggregates, whether these are neighbourhoods, regions or nations. While the study of data relating to overall measures of individuals’ life satisfaction has a long history, the recent Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi report called for recognition of the multi-dimensional nature of wellbeing. In examining the feasibility of such an indicator set, we were constrained by two considerations: a) it must comprise items that represented a comprehensive set of domains, in order to provide a full picture of the experiences that constitute societal progress; and b) it must initially be drawn from existing cross-national surveys. Unfortunately it is currently the case that while comparative data exist for most of the key domains, these are often scattered across many different general social surveys, meaning that they can only be analysed at the aggregate level. This makes it difficult to implement another of the Stiglitz recommendations, namely that surveys should ‘assess the links between various quality-of-life domains for each person, and this information should be used when designing policies in various fields’. With this in mind, we present a prototype set of indicators that could be used to measure citizens’ perceptions of the quality of their society. The eventual aim is to field all the items together in one survey, in order to examine their inter-correlations, as well as their relationships with measures of individual life satisfaction and with socio-demographic characteristics.
In the paper authoress analyse the determinants of subjective wellbeing (SWB) of individuals using the World Values data set. They find wellbeing linked to relative income, marital status, employment status, gender, age and education and also to the amount of time the individual spends with the family, friends and in church. Political factors are also important including the level of satisfaction with the country, the perceived state of human rights and institutional trust. The authoress analyse SWB separately for men and women, for the poor and rich and for poor and rich countries. They found substantial differences among individual categories. The factors which make men happy are not a mirror image of those, which do make women happy and happiness in rich countries is not a simple extrapolation of that in poor countries.
This paper studies the relationship between perceived happiness and volunteering among European senior citizens, paying special attention to differences based on gender and generational cohorts. The empirical analysis utilised micro data from the World Values Surveys (WVS: 1994/98, 2005/09 and 2010/14). The main conclusions are: i) Employment, education and income are key factors for understanding senior citizen volunteering and wellbeing; ii) senior citizen volunteering can be a positive factor that reinforces happiness if senior citizens chose activities that promote wellbeing; iii) it is important to encourage economic development that helps to improve the life conditions of all citizens.
The policies and practices of early childhood teaching in Aotearoa New Zealand have been an ongoing site of political, economic, social and cultural contestation. Competing values and beliefs regarding experiences of both the child and the teacher have been central to the contesting. Helen May (2001, 2009) tracks these tensions through the waxing and waning of particular landscapes or paradigms, each of which can be seen to have contributed to the growth of the early childhood sector, its purpose, operations, manifestations, and its arguably tenuous cohesion as an educational sector. This paper provides a brief overview of the various paradigms, their purposes, and their spheres of influence before analysing the discourses of child health in relation to the early childhood curriculum. Health is woven into the strands and principles of Te Whāriki (Ministry of Education [MoE], 1996). Yet, this paper questions whether teachers and student teachers are attuned to what it means to have health as a key part of the curriculum, and explores whether health is a marginal consideration in the curriculum. The paper engages Foucault’s work, exploring tensions between pedagogical and medical disciplines in relation to the professionalization of early childhood teaching. The idea of holism is then discussed as an approach to early childhood education curriculum discussions with reference to the participatory approaches to the development of Te Whāriki.
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