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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Feminomics: calculating the value of 'women's work' (Toronto Star)

By Antonia Zerbisias, Feature Writer

According to the old maxim, a woman's work is never done.

It certainly never counts, a least not by the economic formulae that figure out the wealth of a nation.

That's why the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) counts as positive all the money related the Alberta oilsands that's changing hands, no matter how devastating it may be to human health and the environment.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Putting a dollar figure on progress - Maryland, others craft indicators to measure what gross domestic product does not (Baltimore Sun)

By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun

Measuring economic growth is fairly straightforward work and shows that America's lot has steadily improved over the past seven decades. But with crime, climate change and longer commutes, are we really better off?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

More Canadians pressed for time (CBC News, video)

More Canadians are feeling caught in a time crunch, struggling to meet the competing demands of work and family, according to a new report.

The report released Tuesday by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing examined the last 15 to 20 years of time use, leisure and culture trends in the country, based largely on data collected by Statistics Canada.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Canadians caught in time crunch: Romanow

Toronto - Canadians, especially women, are caught in a time crunch and the problem has been getting worse over the past 15 years, says a new report by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW), Caught in the Time Crunch: Time Use, Leisure and Culture in Canada.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Canadians' leisure time shrinking (The Globe and Mail)

By Gloria Galloway and Josh Wingrove

Ottawa and Edmonton — From Tuesday's Globe and Mail. Published on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 12:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Last updated on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 10:11 AM EDT.

The number of Canadians who squeeze in at least one meal a day with their teenage kids is on the decline. Visits to parks occur less often. And the window of time for attending plays and concerts is shrinking.

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