Velfærd a la vækst

Bastian Mosbæk Jørgensen, Signe Lerche, Sirid Sæderup Halager, Sandra Sichlau & Nils William Bay Houmann

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Welfare à la growth - A critical analysis of the link between growth and welfare This report deals with the question of which democratic structures that are sustaining the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as an indicator for measuring welfare, and examines if the alternative Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare (ISEW) is a better tool for this. The examination is undertaken in a critical realistic theory of science, with the inclusion of the work of Tim Knudsen, Peter Nielsen and Herman Daly. The study concludes that the GDP is kept being used because of a consensus of growth, which influences the democracy. Both the state and the political parties are pushing growth maximizing policies through. ISEW is because of its underlining of sustainability and distribution, concluded to be a better indicator for measuring welfare than GDP. However, due to a questionable methodology and subjective assumptions, ISEW is not an ideal welfare indicator.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato13 dec. 2012
VejlederePeter Nielsen


  • Kritisk Realisme
  • BNP
  • Grøn økonomi
  • Markedsdemokrati
  • Velfærd
  • Vækst
  • ISEW