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The mission of this Working Group is develop a Human Security Index that further enhances the Human Development Index to provide indicators that accurately measure societal (and eventually community) conditions that determine length of life, quality of life, and functional life capacity.

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Podcast - If You're Happy, How You Know It - February 22, 2012

Social scientist Roly Russell, of the Sandhill Institute in British Columbia, talked with Scientific American's Mark Fischetti at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science about potentially better measures than GDP of a nation's well-being.


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Mexican Editor's Death Linked to Work with Social Media

By the CNN Wire Staff

September 28, 2011


Message reportedly found near the body blames social networks

MEXICO CITY (CNN) -- Amnesty International said Monday that a newspaper editor whose decapitated body was found over the weekend in the Mexican border town of Nuevo Laredo appears to have been targeted by a drug gang carrying out a reprisal for her work on social networks.

Though no investigation has yet been carried out, a message was found next to the body indicating that she was killed by members of organized crime "in retaliation for the information that the victim had distributed in social networks denouncing the activities of criminals in Nuevo Laredo," the human rights group said in a statement posted on its website.

The decapitated body of Maria Elizabeth Macias, the editor of Primera Hora, a daily newspaper based in Nuevo Laredo in the eastern state of Tamaulipas, was found Saturday morning.

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The public health effect of economic crises and alternative policy responses in Europe: 
an empirical analysis

David Stuckler PhD a b, Sanjay Basu PhD c d, Marc Suhrcke PhD e f, Adam Coutts PhD g, Martin McKee MD b h
a Department of Sociology, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
b Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
c Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, CA, USA
d Division of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, CA, USA
e School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
f Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), Cambridge, UK

How are OECD societies progressing? How effective are their actions in promoting social progress?

“……Society at a Glance provides a basis for addressing these twin questions. It offers a concise overview of quantitative social trends and policies across the OECD. Society at a Glance gives an overview of social trends and policy developments in OECD countries using indicators taken from OECD studies and other sources. It attempts to help people see how their societies have changed, particularly in comparison with other countries.

A guide to Quantitative Methods in Health Impact Assessment

Håkan Brodin, Stephen Hodge
Swedish National Institute of Public Health, (SNIPH) 2008

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This report is a guidance for quantitative (or numerical) analysis of health impact assessments (HIAs), when such analysis is needed. It is intended to be a complement to other guidance, published by the Swedish National Institute of Public Health (SNIPH), and is based on accepted methods from health technology assessment (HTA).

The Millennium Development Goals Fail Poor Children: The Case for Equity-Adjusted Measures

Daniel D. Reidpath1*, Chantal M. Morel2, Jeffrey W. Mecaskey3, Pascale Allotey1
1 Centre for Public Health Research, Brunel University, Uxbridge, United Kingdom,
2 LSE Health, London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom,
3 Save the Children UK, London, United Kingdom
PLoS Med 6(4): e1000062. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000062 - April 28, 2009

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ASEAN and the Human Security Index

On Apr 17, 2009, at 4:17 PM, david hastings wrote:

Dear Khun Dr. Surin,

I hope that, despite recent incidents, this message finds you in the best of health and spirits. I appreciate that you may be focused on next steps after these recent events. Thus I have copied Khun Dr. Termsak Chalermpalanupap on this message. Perhaps he can revisit the issue with you at an appropriate time, if you/he consider it worthwhile.

This message is intended to be upbeat, imagining a possible win-win by ASEAN (and perhaps yourself?) and ASEAN Members in an area which apparently interests you:

Filling Gaps in the Human Development Index: Findings for Asia and the Pacific

Author(s): David A. Hastings
Economic Sector(s): (1) Global, regional and multisectoral economic and social development strategies and policies
UNESCAP Reference No.: WP/09/02
Division: Poverty and Development
Published Date: February 2009
Country: {Non-country Specific Publication}
Hard Copy Price: Online Copy Only

An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Human Development

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HDCA Textbook convened by Séverine Deneulin
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative, Oxford Department of International Development
Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, UK 2009
** These are draft chapters for comments only. They are not to be cited or reproduced without the permission of the authors.**


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