Reporting social outcomes of development: an analysis of diverse approaches

Cuthill, Michael and Ross, Helen and Maclean, Kirsten and Owens, Karen and 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. ISSN 1833-1882


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.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2013 04:11
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2014 03:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: social indicators; comparitive analysis; meta review
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1603 Demography > 160305 Population Trends and Policies
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160805 Social Change
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160505 Economic Development Policy
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160810 Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society

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