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The world peaked in 1978 | SmartPlanet

The world peaked in 1978 | SmartPlanet | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
While the Village People were singing Y.M.C.A. and Jim Davis was publishing Garfield for the first time, the global GPI per person was peaking and has
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global welfare- "...  GPI per person peaked in 1978 and has been declining slowly but steadily ever since.  -  This contrasts sharply with the steady increase in GDP per capita since then, and implies that social and environmental woes have outpaced the growth of monetary wealth.


However, other experts point out how the average person in developing countries is better off now: world poverty rates have fallen and life expectancy has risen. While GPI isn’t a perfect economic welfare indicators, the researchers say it’s a far better estimation than GDP, and could help policy-makers balance the costs and benefits of economic development"

 

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Working Women Are Japan's Only Hope for Avoiding Economic Catastrophe

Working Women Are Japan's Only Hope for Avoiding Economic Catastrophe | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Abenomics as feminism
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"Japan desperately needs more workers to offset its elderly overhang, boost productivity and pay more taxes. The workforce might also be more competitive if, say, more than 1.6% of executives at listed Japanese companies were women, as the FT reports. And though women have fewer jobs and earn much less than men, they tend to control the purse strings more than men, and according to Goldman (pdf), their spending has stayed more constant during the downturn. Here's a look at the IMF projections of how female labor participation could boost GDP ("Northern Europe" female labor participation is around 80%)"

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Rich Countries Are Creating More Jobs by Creating Worse Jobs

Rich Countries Are Creating More Jobs by Creating Worse Jobs | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Welcome to the recovery?
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curated to GIBS Bog Blog, July -


"Worth noting: for most advanced economies, the new jobs being created are of lower quality, with the exceptions of countries like South Korea, Norway and Poland. The United States has fewer jobs, but is creating better ones--a finding that reflects growing inequality in the U.S. The emerging markets, on the other hand, are finding it easier to create more and better jobs because they're starting from a low base. (In other words, it's easy to improve job quality in a country where most people make less than $10 a day; it's much harder in a country where the median income is $50,000 per "   GRAPH





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Infographic: Corporate responsibility cheat sheet infographic – June 2013 | Ethical Corporation

Infographic: Corporate responsibility cheat sheet infographic – June 2013 | Ethical Corporation | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
RT @Ethical_Corp: Sub-Saharan Africa's GDP grew by average 5.4% 2013 http://t.co/B5udJIi0lc
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