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The Economy Through Public Lens: Shifting Canadian Views of the Economy

In: The Review of Economic Performance and Social Progress 2001: The Longest Decade: Canada in the 1990s

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  • Frank Graves

    (President, Ekos Research Associates)

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    In this chapter, Frank Graves examines the relationship between what he describes as the "official economy," as portrayed by conventional measures of economic performance, and public perceptions of the state of the economy. He also considers the public's understanding of the relationship between economic and social well-being, and the linkages between the public's perception of economic performance and their attitudes toward the redistributive impact of the State and its broader social role. The analysis in the chapter is based on data from quantitative survey and evidence from qualitative focus group conducted over the past decade.

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    Keywords: Well-being; Wellbeing; Well Being; Social Progress; Social; Societal; Society; Values; Social Capital; Subjective Well-being; Subjective; Redistribution; Growth;

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    1. Fedderke, Johannes & Klitgaard, Robert, 1998. "Economic Growth and Social Indicators: An Exploratory Analysis," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 46(3), pages 455-89, April.
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