Genuine Progress Index for Atlantic Canada Indice de progrès véritable - Atlantique SOCIAL EXCLUSION & INCLUSION in PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND Charlottetown, 21 February, 2003. Prepared for:. Inter-generational social inclusion: What kind of world are we leaving our children?.
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Genuine Progress Index for Atlantic CanadaIndice de progrès véritable - AtlantiqueSOCIAL EXCLUSION & INCLUSIONin PRINCE EDWARD ISLANDCharlottetown, 21 February, 2003
Inter-generational social inclusion: What kind of world are we leaving our children?
Canada’s premier quality of life, Nova Scotia’s QOL
More possessions, longer lives
But, some disturbing signs
Higher stress rates, obesity, childhood asthma
Insecurity - job, debt, safety
Greater inequality and more child poverty
Decline of volunteerism
Natural resource depletion, species loss
What we measure:
We need measures of progress that count vital social assets like health, equity
…..crowd out investment, and undermine economic development.
Unemployment, poverty, inequality, poor education bring…
1st Low crime rate 2nd Health facilities
3rd Housing costs 4th Housing availability
5th Public school rating
(Area Development Magazine - 2001 Corporate Surveys)