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ERIC Number: EJ995005
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
The Resource-Infrastructure-Environment Index for Measuring Progress: An Application to Australia, Mexico and the US
Natoli, Riccardo; Zuhair, Segu
Social Indicators Research, v110 n1 p31-54 Jan 2013
The resource-infrastructure-environment (RIE) index was proposed as an alternative measure of progress which was then employed to: (1) compare the aggregate (single summary) index findings between Australia (mid-industrialised nation), Mexico (emerging economy), and the US (highly industrialised nation); and (2) compare the RIE index against the gross domestic product (GDP), human development index (HDI) and genuine savings (GS) measure. This paper builds on the previous work by assessing the seven themes and 21 dimensions which comprise the RIE index for the three aforementioned nations, as well as the associated policy implications. The results identified Australia's strength in the human resource and infrastructure themes. For Mexico, strong contributions came from the natural and generated resource themes as well as the physical environment theme, while the US performed strongly in the infrastructure themes. The comparative results of the US and Mexico illustrated that it is possible to achieve high levels of progress without an excessive reliance on high levels of production and income.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Mexico; United States