Reporting social outcomes of development: an analysis of diverse approaches

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Cuthill, Michael, Ross, Helen, Maclean, Kirsten, Owens, Karen, Witt, Bradd and King, Christine. 2008. "Reporting social outcomes of development: an analysis of diverse approaches." International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. 3 (6), pp. 145-157.
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Reporting social outcomes of development: an analysis of diverse approaches

ERA Journal ID36263
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsCuthill, Michael (Author), Ross, Helen (Author), Maclean, Kirsten (Author), Owens, Karen (Author), Witt, Bradd (Author) and King, Christine (Author)
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Journal Citation3 (6), pp. 145-157
Number of Pages13
Year2008
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
ISSN1833-1882
Abstract

Over the past 40 years there has been widespread and ongoing international interest in reporting the social outcomes of development. A range of approaches have been developed emanating from diverse disciplinary perspectives to serve a varied range of operational purposes. Research reported in this paper builds from a systematic review of literature relating to these diverse disciplinary and/or operational approaches, including for example, literature focusing on reporting of social outcomes relating to 'quality of life', 'community well-being', 'state of the environment', 'national census', 'sustainable communities' and 'social determinants of health'. A set of diverse and representative approaches was then selected for analysis. This analysis provided the foundation for development of a conceptual framework for regional monitoring and reporting of social resilience. Application of this framework to social resilience reporting requirements in the Wet Tropics and Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Areas, North Queensland Australia, is discussed.

Keywordssocial indicators; comparitive analysis; meta review
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020440305. Population trends and policies
441004. Social change
440703. Economic development policy
441016. Urban sociology and community studies
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Queensland
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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