Overview of the System of Community Accounts Up To and Beyond Stiglitz. Doug May Alton Hollett Robert Reid. *Memorial University ** Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. 1. The Analytical Framework of the Community Accounts. 2. Well-Being Accounts in SCA. Well-Being. Health.
Income, Consumption, Leisure
Community Safety & Social Vitality
Plant & Buildings
Society Culture, Politics and Justice
Use of Community Accounts is Changing – from “Sharing Numbers to Sharing Knowledge”
Identifying Differences is Key to Understanding our Communities & How They Work
Google Mapping – “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words” Communities & How They Work
Are rural communities independent of each other? Communities & How They Work
Sub-Provincial Labour Market Areas
The Newfoundland and Labrador Market Basket Measure (NLMBM) of Low Income is an adaptation of a national measure to better reflect our province and increase reliability.
Reflects variation in the cost of the market basket between communities.
Income data is derived from the tax file not a survey.
uses entire population (i.e., no issues of sampling error/reliability)
Enables us to provide data and indicators for all geographies.
province, regions, communities, neighbourhoods
family, gender, age
Supports policy development such as;
Poverty Reduction Strategy
Social Housing Development Strategy
Labrador Northern Strategic Plan
City of St. John’s Public Transit StudyNL Market Basket Measure of Low Income - Data to Inform What is Happening Within Communities
12 of Low Income is an adaptation of a national measure to better reflect our province and increase reliability.
The Pictures Take our Users “Beyond Numbers” of Low Income is an adaptation of a national measure to better reflect our province and increase reliability.
Measuring How Factors Contribute to Well-Being of Low Income is an adaptation of a national measure to better reflect our province and increase reliability.
General Model of the Determinants of Quality of Life
Answer : Increase in income results in improvements to quality of life.
Q: What is the impact of an increase in income on the quality of life?
New Work in Progress of Low Income is an adaptation of a national measure to better reflect our province and increase reliability.
Newer measures of low incomes such as the MBM and the use of Foster, Greer, and Thorbecke measure of the poverty incidence, gap and severity.
Estimating indicators for communities that currently only exist at a more aggregate level (developing small area estimation algorithms).
Gapminder “Motion Charts” to show relationships and dynamics.
User determined aggregation weights to determine well-being.
Latest H1N1 immunizations, we mapped the immunization rates by community based on the population data in the Community Accounts and the data collected by the health regions. The information was key to determining the opening and closing of new and existing clinics.
Community Accounts population and infrastructure data was utilized in a location allocation project to determine the optimal location in the province for Motor Vehicle and Library Services
The Kids Eat Smart Program used the Community Accounts to access community data to assess community needs. This allowed them to determine their funding allocations to each community.
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