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Wellbeing indicators should guide policy

How do you mathematically express future well-being and how does current preference relate to future preference, asked Associate Finance Minister and Minister for Statistics James Shaw, outlining the challenges of creating so-called "sustainable development indicators" and using them to guide policy.

Shaw, who spoke at the Third International Conference on Wellbeing & Public Policy, reiterated the government's vision to be a "compassionate government" that measures itself by how

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